Calif. Gov. Throws Weight Behind Prop. 65 Reform

Law360, New York (May 7, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT) -- Citing abuse by "unscrupulous lawyers," California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday proposed wide-ranging reforms to litigation brought under Proposition 65, the state's list of dangerous chemicals, including a cap on attorneys' fees.

Proposition 65 requires companies to warn consumers about products that contain dangerous levels of substances known to cause cancer, birth defects or reproductive harm. Consumers are allowed to sue companies they believe to be in violation of the law, but critics have long complained that many suits are filed just to net quick settlements....
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