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Teetotalers and Environmentalists Unite! California’s Plaintiffs’ Attorneys Use an Environmental Protection Law to Collect on “Beer Pong” Accessories

Last week a “concerned citizen” acting in the “interest of the general public” filed a rash of Proposition 65 (“Prop 65”) lawsuits against retailers for their sale of drinking game kits in California.  Prop 65 threatens to impose penalties of up to $2,500 per violation, plus attorneys’ fees and costs, if a business knowingly and … Continue Reading

Are Personal Care Products in for a New Round of California Proposition 65 and UCL Actions Alleging Exposure to Formaldehyde and 1,4-Dioxane?

Earlier this month, a consumer watchdog group published a document arguing that certain bath products continue to contain a preservative that includes formaldehyde and possibly 1,4-Dioxane.  This same organization filed a report in 2009, which resulted in lawsuits under California’s unfair competition law (“UCL”; § 17200 of the California Business and Professions Code) and Proposition … Continue Reading