Publications & Presentations
April 27, 2018

2018 Environmental and Emerging Claim Manager Association Conference
April 25 - 27, 2018 | Orlando, Florida

Polsinelli is proud to announce that Principal Ryan S. Landis is a featured speaker at the 33rd Annual EECMA Conference in Orlando, Florida. The EECMA is a group of property and casualty insurers and reinsurers, and their annual conference brings together organization and industry leaders and corporate clients for presentations on cutting-edge topics.

“WARNING:  This Subject Contains a Discussion of Chemicals Known to Cause Cancer” - 
Proposition 65 and Labeling Laws: Who Actually Benefits In the Age of Over-Warning?

Friday, April 27, 2018 | 9:00 - 9:30 am
Presented by: Ryan S. Landis

California has been at the forefront of educating the public to make informed decisions about various consumer products they use, foods and dietary supplements they ingest and business facilities where chemical exposures may occur. Proposition 65, enacted in 1986, is the first and most well-known law regarding warnings of various chemicals which cause cancer and birth defects. Other states are following suit, and the list of chemicals requiring warnings numbers in the thousands.

New warning regulations that may require specific identification of chemicals in certain products raises the bar for due diligence and stakes for potential liability. How can companies prepare for, and respond to, threats from private enforcer Consumer Advocacy Groups? What are the potential avenues for liability in an age where any company can sell products into California via direct online sales and third-party websites?