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Wisconsin liability trip

The Litigation Lobby's big victories recently in America's Dairyland are the subject of a WSJ/OpinionJournal op-ed. On the Wisconsin Supreme Court's by-now-notorious lead paint ruling, Maureen Martin of the Heartland Institute writes:

as if it could get any worse, nothing in the ruling limits the "risk contribution" theory to lead pigment. It could, arguably, apply to any product. So it was no surprise when a Chicago plaintiffs' firm recently filed a case against 13 Wisconsin companies alleging that a client died from asbestos exposure, but not necessarily from asbestos manufactured by any of the 13 named defendants.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.