Baron & Budd has an active history protecting children from the risks of toxic exposures.
We have been very involved in the state of California, working to make sure that Proposition 65 mandates are upheld. Proposition 65, also referred to as Prop 65, is a right-to-know law that requires companies to inform California consumers about potential exposure to certain toxic chemicals by placing warning labels on products. California passed Proposition 65, formally called the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, in 1986.
Since Prop 65 is enforced through lawsuits, it is the responsibility of firms like Baron and Budd to hold companies accountable when they are violating the law. We are frequently called upon by California-based non-profit organizations to help enforce Prop 65 and ultimately protect consumers from potential toxic exposure.
Currently, firm shareholder and head of firm’s Prop 65 litigation section Laura Baughman is working on a Prop 65 case regarding elevated levels of lead in children’s foods and drinks with the California non-profit Enviromental Law Foundation (ELF).
Baughman previously took on another Prop 65 case to protect children from exposure to harmful diesel exhaust.