Find an Experienced Prop 65 Lawyer to Represent You
As you may well know, Proposition 65 is a California state law also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. This law is intended to protect the environment to prevent birth defects, cancer and other harmful effects of dangerous chemicals in water and soil. Proposition 65 is supposed to allow consumers to know about chemicals present in "the products they purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment," according to California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment.
Your business with 10 or more employees may face legal action based on allegations that it failed to provide "clear and reasonable" warning before exposing people to certain chemicals. A Proposition 65 violation may also mean that a business discharged chemicals into sources of drinking water. There are now hundreds of chemicals on the government's list.
Businesses are required to provide a "clear and reasonable" warning before knowingly and intentionally exposing anyone to a listed chemical. This warning can be given by a variety of means, such as by labeling a consumer product, posting signs at the workplace, distributing notices at a rental housing complex or publishing notices in a newspaper. Once a chemical is listed, businesses have 12 months to comply with warning requirements.
Bowles & Verna LLP in Walnut Creek has successfully defended construction companies and other businesses charged as their prop 65 lawyer.
Consult with one of our attorneys regarding strategic defenses that may apply in your case, such as:
- The allegedly missing warning was not, in fact, required by law for some reason.
- No causal connection has been established between a required warning and consumer behavior.
- The alleged violation did not occur within a time frame as specified in the law.
Request A Consultation With A Prop 65 Lawyer
There is no time to waste if your construction company has been accused of a Proposition 65 violation. Talk to a prop 65 lawyer sooner rather than later and learn how to protect your rights in the face of such accusations. Bowles & Verna LLP has the experience needed to watch out for your interests. Call (925) 935-3300 or send an email to request a legal consultation with no further obligation implied.