Cases & Deals

Woodstream Corporation resolves California citizen group lawsuit asserting Proposition 65 claims

Client(s) Woodstream Corporation

On behalf of Woodstream Corporation, a manufacturer of fertilizers and pesticides, Jones Day successfully resolved a lawsuit filed by a purported "citizen group" under California's Proposition 65, claiming that two of Woodstream's pest control products require a Proposition 65 warning because they allegedly contain crystalline silica. The plaintiff sought injunctive relief and civil penalties. After Jones Day presented evidence that one of the products does not even contain crystalline silica, and the other does but at such low concentrations that a warning is not required, plaintiff agreed to settle for a nominal payment of attorney fees.

Consumer Advocacy Group v. Woodstream Corporation, et al., No. BC427432 (Superior Court, Los Angeles)