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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Inspector General Project Notification: Evaluation of Importers' and Manufacturers'...

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) has issued an August 22nd Project Notification titled: Evaluation of Importers’ and Manufacturers’ Chemical Data Reporting Under the Toxic Substance Control...more

Regulatory Burdens On Retailers Continue to Evolve

by Snell & Wilmer on

In the run up to the Presidential Election, you may have missed some of the following regulatory developments that might impact your business....more

D.C. Water Utility Sheds Negligence, Consumer Protection Claims in Lead-in-Water Litigation

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

In a decision that may have implications in other cases related to alleged lead in drinking water, a District of Columbia trial court dismissed negligence and consumer protection claims against the District’s water utility,...more

New Requirements for Proposition 65 Warnings Proposed

by King & Spalding on

On January 12, 2015, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) proposed the first significant revisions to Proposition 65’s warning requirements since the 1980s. The updated regulations seek to...more

California Proposition 65 Warning Requirements for DINP Effective December 20, 2014

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

On December 20, 2014, California’s Proposition 65 warning requirements for consumer, occupational, and environmental exposures to diisononyl phthalate (“DINP”) will take effect. ...more

Manufacturers, Importers and Retailers Must Take Action Following DTSC Reveal of Priority Products

by Allen Matkins on

Once again, California is on the leading edge of environmental programs. An approaching April 1, 2014, deadline for publication of a “Priority Products List” under “Safer Consumer Products Regulations” that first went into...more

Malibu High School Teachers Letter to the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) Regarding their Concern that...

by Barry Fagan on

Malibu High School Teachers Letter to the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) Regarding their Concern that Contaminants at Malibu High School are Causing Cancer. A letter signed by 20 Malibu Middle and...more

California Governor Proposes Reforms to Proposition 65, Seeks To Prevent Abuse of Statute by "Unscrupulous Lawyers"

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

California Governor Edmund Brown has added his voice to a number of California legislators calling for an overhaul of the state's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 – better known as Proposition 65 (the...more

CWP 4750 of 2013 [Hemant Goswami vs. Union of India]

PIL - Ban Identified Carcinogens

by Hemant Goswami on

The Writ petition is about the unrestricted commercial availability of many substances which are labelled as Group 1 (Class A) or Group 2A/2B Carcinogens (Sure-shot Cancer causing agents) by the WHO IARC (International Agency...more

Consumer Product Alert: California Revises Draft Green Chemistry Regulations

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On January 29, 2013, California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released revisions to the next generation of its proposed consumer product regulations. The draft regulations set out the details of California’s...more

Compliance Update: REACH, Q4 2011

by Stacey Bowers on

The latest enacted, amended, and revised REACH requirements; proposed REACH requirements; and REACH enforcement actions in Q4 2011. Includes proposed amendments and new restrictions on lead and mercury; recommendations on...more

Shawn Collins - Don't Trust What Polluters Say

by Ross Fishman on

This is an article by environmental litigator Shawn Collins discussing his experience in environmental class action cases, and why homeowners cannot afford to trust what the polluting companies say. Their lawyers or public...more

Winston & Strawn's Greater China Law Update

by Daniel Porter on

Winston & Strawn's Greater China Law Update is a bi-monthly publication covering relevant legal, financial, and economic topics that affect the Chinese and Hong Kong marketplaces....more

BP Oil Spill - Shoot First and Ask Questions Later

by Jon Lewis on

This article discusses the BP Oil spill and the race to the courthouse by attorneys. It's all about the money....more

BP Oil Spill - Greed

by Jon Lewis on

This article discusses the greed of lawyers and BP. The attorneys want to be first to control the mass tort litigation in order to make more money. BP put profits over safety. At $6 billion profit last quarter, they could...more

Lawsuits, Lawsuits Everywhere

by Jon Lewis on

This article takes the BP Oil case and relates it to other cases. It is an attempt to make people think about lawsuits. Does a lawsuit always have to be filed? No. In fact, most attorney make a run at trying to resolve...more

BP Oil Spill - The Sharks are Circling

by Jon Lewis on

This article discusses the BP Oil spill and the attempts to gain by lawyers and attorneys. It is an attempt to make people think about whether they need to rush to take legal action....more

Congress Introduces Significant New U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act Reform Legislation

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On April 15, 2010, both Houses of Congress introduced legislation aimed at revamping the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA). As explained in more detail below, if adopted as written, this legislation could impose...more

Gadolinium Litigation

NSF: The Man-Made Disease, The Litigation Swell And The Lives Lost

by Jason Ochs on

Read the background on the disease, nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, gadolinium-based contrast agents and the renally impaired and the enormous litigation swell that has surfaced as a result. ...more

Phase 1 Environmental Report in Commercial Real Estate

by Kim Andereck on

A Phase 1 Environmental Report is necessary in any commercial real estate purchase and sale....more

Greening of Consumer Products - December 10, 2008

by Allen Matkins on

IN THIS ISSUE: *Toy makers settle lead-contaminated toy lawsuit in California *Consumer advocacy groups file lawsuit challenging CPSC’s phthalates ruling *Obama team to meet with advocates pushing for BPA ban *WebMD...more

Murky Waters

by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr. on

The article reviews and explains the holding of In re Groundwater Cases (2007), 154 Cal. App. 4th 659. This precedent setting case outlines the extent to which a private or municipal drinking water system in California may...more

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