Calif. Ruling Makes Carcinogen Label A More Inviting Target

Law360, New York (November 8, 2012, 9:15 PM EST) -- In nixing two chemicals from a state list of carcinogenic substances last week, a California appeals court opened the door to challenges from companies anxious to free their products from a label they say is a magnet for unwarranted and opportunistic lawsuits.

The Third Appellate District on Oct. 31 affirmed a lower court's ruling that styrene and vinyl acetate should not be listed under Proposition 65, a law that requires warnings for products that contain substances known to cause cancer, birth defects or reproductive harm. The challenge...
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