bounty hunter provision

bounty hunter provision

A provision in California’s Safe Drinking Water & Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65), which allows private citizens to retain 25% of the penalties imposed on a business that discharges pollutants into the air or water; the burden is on the defendant to prove that the discharge or exposure was lawful.
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Some, such as the Clean Water Act, have "bounty hunter provisions" allowing plaintiffs to recover damages and fees without showing they have been damaged.