Calif. AG Wants Public To Benefit From Toxic-Chemical Suits

By Daniel Langhorne (September 29, 2015, 8:24 PM EDT) -- California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris said Tuesday she wants to change how the state enforces Proposition 65, a law requiring businesses to post signs warning of carcinogens and reproductive toxins, to crack down on frivolous litigation and cap "in lieu of penalties" payments.

Harris' proposed changes to the Prop 65 regulations aim to ensure that civil penalties awarded in lawsuits brought by private enforcers such as advocacy groups are used for purposes that are clearly defined, relevant to violations that prompted the settlement, and beneficial to Californians.

The changes, which are subject to a 45-day public comment period, would make...

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