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Styrene Information & Research Center v. Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

A California appellate court affirmed a lower court decision prohibiting the inclusion of styrene and vinyl acetate as possible carcinogens on the state's Proposition 65 list. The Proposition 65 list is limited to chemicals for which it...

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. v. Travelers Property Casualty Co. of America

A California appellate court held that an insurance company has no duty to defend or indemnify a cosmetics company in an underlying...

Chamber of Commerce v. Brown,

A California appellate court held that the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) may add...

People v. Tri-Union Seafoods, LLC

A California appellate court affirmed a trial court's ruling in favor of tuna companies in a state lawsuit seeking to require the companies to warn pregnant women and women of childbearing age that they are exposed to methylmercury when...

Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Office of Envtl. Health Hazard Assessment

A California appellate court held that the state's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) did not abuse its discretion in listing di-isodecyl phthalate (DIDP) as a chemical known to cause reproductive toxicity under...

Consumer Advocacy Group v. ExxonMobil Corp.

A California appellate court reversed and remanded a lower court decision dismissing a consumer advocacy group's enforcement action against an oil company under California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, commonly known as...

DiPirro v. Bondo Corp.

A California appellate court upheld a lower court decision finding that a manufacturer's product—automobile touch up paint—is exempt from the warning requirements of the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, commonly...

Consumer Advocacy Group v. Kintetsu Enters. of Am.

A California appellate court reversed in part a lower court decision dismissing a consumer group's complaints against various hotels and retail establishments for secondhand smoke and tobacco exposure. The group alleged that the...

As You Sow v. Conbraco Indus.

A court affirms a trial court ruling that a nonprofit organization failed to demonstrate that the manufacturers and distributors of plumbing parts discharged lead into a source of California drinking water in violation of the Safe...

Baxter Healthcare Corp. v. Denton

A California appellate court held that a health care company adequately established that its chemical plasticizer (DEHP) posed no significant risk of causing cancer in humans and, thus, was exempt from warning requirements under the...