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Paul Dougherty has been defending product liability and general liability cases for more than 25 years. His legal practice focuses on product liability defense of products and insurance matters and commercial negotiations.

After many years of debate, consideration and public input, California’s new regulations go into effect on August 30, 2018, under California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 − commonly known as Prop 65. This is the first major update to the Act in more than 30 years. The stated purpose is to provide “clear and reasonable” warnings and more detailed information to consumers. The new rules will be applicable to all products manufactured after August 30, 2018. Manufacturers may still use existing warning labels, but only for products that were manufactured before August 30, 2018. Although the new regulations become mandatory after August 30, 2018, they can be used now.
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