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Municipal lead suits destined to fade?

National Law Journal's Amanda Bronstad suggests as much in a piece that quotes our own Jim Copland and cites recent setbacks for city and county suits in New Jersey, Wisconsin, Missouri and Ohio.

"In the overall scope, these were devastating blows," said Ronald Scott, a partner at Houston-based Bracewell & Giuliani who represented the city of St. Louis in the Missouri case. The rulings mean "the chances of winning in other places are very slim."

On the other hand, Jane Genova is reminded of some headlines only a few months ago that were very different in tone, and suggests that recent developments in Rhode Island, California and Wisconsin make complacency perilous on the part of the defense.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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