This morning's San Francisco Chronicle reports on a $10 million Proposition 65
judgment against T-A Creations for selling 100,000 lead-tainted children's lunch boxes to the California Department of Public Health Services (maybe if you're going to sell toxic lunch-boxes, the Department of Public Health isn't such a good choice as a customer).
Hmm, thought I, that's a mighty big judgment even in these modern times, I wonder what the trial was like and what the decision says. Well, it turns out there wasn't a trial, and there wasn't a decision -- this was a default judgment, the kind the plaintiff gets when the defendant doesn't get around to filing an answer to the complaint. Here's the judgment.