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Norton Rose Fulbright: The Mysterious World of California Prop 65, Part 1: The Law
Posted on 10 Dec 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Will Troutman (US) on December 4, 2014 Posted in California Proposition 65 To the average person in California, if they know anything about Proposition 65 at all, it is usually because they have a seen a warning sign in a bar or at a store. In most... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: Update On California Consumer Product Emissions Survey
Posted on 3 Nov 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Will Troutman (US) Updating our prior discussion of the California Air Resources Board Consumer Products Survey, ARB continues to forge ahead with the 2013 consumer products survey, providing additional guidance to industry. On October 14, 2014... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: WARNING! This Post Contains Information on DINP and Proposition 65 in the State of California That May Help You Avoid a Lawsuit
Posted on 3 Dec 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Will Troutman (US) On December 20, 2013, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment added the phthalate DINP to the California Proposition 65 chemical list. Under Proposition 65, products containing newly listed chemicals require a warning... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: Class Claims Certified For Hain Celestial Organic Cosmetics
Posted on 3 Dec 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Stephanie Stroup (US) Last week, Magistrate Judge Beeler in the Northern District of California certified a class of purchasers of cosmetics marketed as “organic” by The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. In so doing, Judge Beeler weighed... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: Pom Wonderful Ditches Appeal Of State Law Preemption Ruling
Posted on 2 Oct 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Stephanie Stroup On September 22, 2014, the Ninth Circuit approved Pom Wonderful’s request to drop its appeal of U.S. District Judge S. James Otero’s February 2013 order holding that Pom’s UCL and FAL false advertising claims are... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: San Bernardino Judge Finds Homeopathic Drug Labelling Is Not False Or Misleading
Posted on 3 Dec 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Stephanie Stroup (US) On November 25, 2014, just in time for Thanksgiving, Judge Bryan Foster in San Bernardino Superior Court tentatively entered a judgment in favor of Green Pharmaceuticals , following a week-long bench trial. The case, filed... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: Bill to Amend California’s ‘Made in USA’ Law on to Governor’s Desk
Posted on 19 Aug 2015 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Lauren Shoor Yesterday [Aug. 17], the California Senate voted unanimously to approve amendments made in the Assembly to SB 633 . Now, SB 633 will move to Governor Brown for his approval. For more detail, check out our recent posts about pending... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: Purchase One Product, Sue For Them All?
Posted on 22 Oct 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Julie Glazer An emerging trend in consumer product class actions is for a class representative to bring claims for entire lines of products, despite only purchasing one of the products. Although traditional principles of standing seem to dictate... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: California to Open Rulemaking Into Prop 65 Lead Levels
Posted on 19 Aug 2015 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Will Troutman (US) In response to a petition from the Center for Environmental, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment will initiate a rulemaking to update the current 0.5 µg/day safe harbor level for lead. The implications... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: California ARB Starts 2013 Consumer Products Survey Enforcement Roundup, Launches 2014 Portal
Posted on 3 Sep 2015 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Will Troutman Recap on 2013 reporting and enforcement | ARB reported registrations for 1,400 Responsible Parties and 700 formulators registering. Of those, 1,300 have reported completion of the survey. ARB has published a summary of the 2013 data ... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: California Governor Signs First Ever State Plastic Bag Ban
Posted on 2 Oct 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By William L. Troutman California’s Governor Jerry Brown signed the nation’s first state plastic bag ban into law on September 30, 2014. The law prohibits “stores”—supermarkets, groceries, retail stores that sell food... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: California Attorney General seeks to change Proposition 65 settlement landscape
Posted on 28 Oct 2015 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Lauren Shoor Continuing a flurry of activity this year to reform Proposition 65 in California, the Office of the Attorney General is proposing amendments to the Proposition 65 regulations that would affect settlement terms, penalty amounts, and... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: California Labeling Law Complements Furniture Flammability Changes
Posted on 23 Oct 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Will Troutman In conjunction with changes to California upholstered furniture flammability regulations, commonly referred to as TB-117 , the state recently enacted complementary legislation requiring that furniture “law labels” disclose... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: The Mysterious World of California’s Proposition 65: A Miniseries
Posted on 9 Dec 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Will Troutman (US) and Stephanie Stroup (US) If you are reading this blog, at some point, you have probably encountered what many consider to be the most vexing of all of California’s laws: Proposition 65. While Proposition 65 appears relatively... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: California Proposition 65: OEHHA’S Proposed Revisions To Warning Regulations
Posted on 3 Dec 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Jeff Margulies (US) In March 2014, OEHHA began the rulemaking process to amend the Clear and Reasonable Warning requirements for California’s Proposition 65. The proposed changes caused a great deal of concern for manufacturers, distributors... Read More