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  • TOXIC TORT: California's Booming Pot Industry May Trigger New Wave of Prop. 65 Litigation
    Marijuana is one of America’s most lucrative cash-crops and has been around since the founding of America. It is woven throughout the tapestry of our history – our founding fathers even wrote the Declaration of Independence on hemp, which a form of ...
    Posted By Silviana Dumitrescu
  • TOXIC TORT: California Appellate Court Halts Prop. 65 Coffee Labeling Trial
    As discussed in our last article, California’s Proposition 65 (also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986) was recently revised and became effective as of August 30, 2018. We highlighted the most significant changes to ...
    Posted By Jason A. Benker
  • TOXIC TORT: Update on How the New Revisions for Proposition 65 Warnings
    As discussed in our last article, California’s Proposition 65 (also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986) was recently revised and became effective as of August 30, 2018. We highlighted the most significant changes to ...
    Posted By Jaion Chung
  • TOXIC TORT: Monsanto Ordered to Pay Over $78.5 Million
    In August of this year, a jury in San Francisco ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto – a subsidiary of Bayer A.G. – to pay $289 million in compensatory and punitive damages to a school groundskeeper who developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after years of using ...
    Posted By Jaion Chung
  • TOXIC TORT: New Regulations for Proposition 65 Warnings
    This past August, new regulations relating to Proposition 65 compliance took effect in California. These changes are designed with the intent to make warnings required under Proposition 65 for approximately 900 listed chemicals more effective for the ...
    Posted By Poole & Shaffery, LLP
  • CONSTRUCTION LAW: Revisions to Business & Professions Code Affect Unlicensed Contractors
    Previously, California law required that a contractor must be duly licensed contractor at all times while working on a contracted project to receive compensation. California courts interpreted this statutory provision as a means to deny any payments to ...
    Posted By J. Kevin Moore