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Lead Paint Fights Back

The much-beleaguered lead paint industry is fighting back. According to the AP�s Eric Tucker, industry attorney John Tarantino went to court on Monday to prevent Rhode Island�where in a now-notorious decision the industry was found liable for creating a public nuisance�from paying a large contingency fee to two private firms the AG�s office hired to conduct the lawsuit. Tarantino argues that it�s unconstitutional for lawyers representing a government to have a financial interest in the outcome of the case. Fidelma Fitzpatrick, of Motley Rice, one of the firms contracted, predictably disagrees.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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