Bertrall Ross Analyzes Bill that Seeks Tough Penalties for Lead in Jewelry

California Watch, April 29, 2011 by Joanna Lin

For companies that settled with the state, the bill may be unfortunate, but it’s not illegal, said Bertrall Ross…. “The Legislature can pass a law that in a sense supersedes a settlement and imposes potentially greater obligations,” he said. “That’s one of the risks you take in any settlement that touches upon a broader issue that can be subject to regulation.”