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Breaking: N.J. high court rules against lead-paint nuisance theory

By a 4-2 margin, the court has rejected the effort of Newark and other municipalities to invoke the law of public nuisance against manufacturers that long ago sold the paint (Star-Ledger; Genova). It's been a very bad week for the plaintiff's firms that dreamed up these suits, since only days ago the Missouri Supreme Court ruled similarly on product-identification grounds. More: the defense weighs in.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute


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