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Don't Misunderstand The Prop 65 Coffee Ruling

Law360 (April 19, 2018, 10:33 AM EDT) -- Press coverage of a recent, high-profile preliminary decision under California's Proposition 65 law may prompt readers to a simple, erroneous conclusion: "Coffee causes cancer." In reality, the decision made no such finding, and while, if the decision stands, its practical impact could be big for coffee makers, a careful understanding of the narrow basis of the ruling is important for coffee consumers and for all manner of product-based companies doing business in California.

On March 28, 2018, Judge Elihu Berle issued a preliminary decision in favor...
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