BigTech & The State Attorney General

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's the state attorney general. After all, the litigation against BigTobacco and the companies previously in the lead paint industry began on the level of the state attorney general. Currently, that same momentum, as in Oklahoma, is directed at manufacturers and marketers of opioids.    According to sources, about 12 to 20 state attorneys general could become involved in probing consumer and competitive matters related to BigTech.

The Voodoo of Public Nuisance - Spells Cast in California and Oklahoma

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This morning on broadcast news the media focus was on how the Oklahoma attorney general Mike Hunter used the concept of public nuisance to bring Janssen Pharma (whose parent if Johnson & Johnson) into court. Introduced by the media was even the historical data of how this leveraging of public nuisance had first been used by state attorneys general against BigTobacco.

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State Attorneys General Contending Public Nuisance on Side of the Angels

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Beginning tomorrow, Johnson & Johnson will face off in court with the Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter.   Specifically, notes Randazzo: "Oklahoma is set to argue that Johnson & Johnson's alleged deceptive marketing campaign created a 'public nuisance' that will cost the state as much as $17.5 Among what will be on trial is the legal concept of public nuisance as applied to the opioid epidemic.

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Talc Verdict - Jittery Investors, Brand Equity in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Meanwhile, in Oklahoma, Johnson & Johnson is battling in court the accusation that its opioid-related drugs caused a public nuisance in that state. The state attorney general is requesting billions of dollars. When set in play by the state attorney general they can not only deep-six the stock price. Today, the jury for the California Superior Court for Alameda County awarded plaintiff Patricia Schmitz $12 million.

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In Grade School, We Put Gum in Their Hair

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In a court in Oklahoma, the prosecution is arguing that Johnson & Johnson created a public nuisance. That is what state attorney general Mike Hunter contends about its marketing practices for opioid type pharmaceuticals. Here is more on that. Previously, public nuisance lawsuits have targeted industries ranging from tobacco to lead paint. Regarding the latter, Sherwin-Williams, represented by Jones Day, lost a big one on that in a bench trial in California. 

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Yet Another Flashpoint (William Barr v. Geoffrey Berman): Can a Weary Nation Endure Any More Chaos?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Attorney Geoffrey Berman rejected Attorney General William Barr's assertion that Mr. Berman had resigned his post."  Attorney. Attorney General doesn't have that power. Attorney who isn't, as the saying goes, playing ball.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 17, 2013: “Anyone want to see the “crisis in American education”? Come see how the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is denying a thorough and efficient education to the children of Pittsburgh.”

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attorney J. Not just pre-K for 4-year-olds, as in Oklahoma ’s widely praised program, or for poor children, as President Obama has proposed.

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