Lead-Poisoned Children - Public Policy/Public Relations Had Ruled Out That Possibility

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"City officials (in New York City] revealed Thursday there were 1,375 positive lead poisoning tests in children since 2012 in NYCHA (public housing) - the first complete figures in the widening scandal."  Since the ban, federal, state, and local public policy initiatives were supposed to protect children in those complexes from that medical hazard.   However, that outreach hasn't panned out in public housing in NYC. 

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In the Public Interest - Lawsuits as Platform to Big Time for the State Attorney General

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Both were filed by the state attorney general. Some recall how Rhode Island attorney general Sheldon Whitehouse catapulted to fame with his lawsuit against the former lead paint companies.   Launching a high-profile lawsuit in the public interest can be a genius move for a state attorney general. " If J&J is wise it will have its public relations representatives present decision as the right thing to do.

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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. Among what will be on trial is the legal concept of public nuisance as applied to the opioid epidemic. In other states, where public nuisance has been alleged in the opioid crisis, the lawsuits brought by the AGs were settled.   Yes, in terms of public affairs, public nuisance is a strong card to play.

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Investors Listen Up: U.S. Supreme Court Refused to Review Sherwin-Williams' Public Nuisance Lead Paint Conviction

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Supreme Court refused to review Sherwin-Williams' conviction in the Santa Clara, California public nuisance class action lead paint trial. Now so many other industries could be perceived as sitting ducks for public nuisance lawsuits. In Ohio, where the opioid epidemic can't be contained, the attorney general had already filed a public nuisance lawsuit about pharmaceutical companies. They huffed and they puffed and they couldn't blow public nuisance away.

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Drudge Report's Machiavellian Move and More - Best of Political Times for Students of Power

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Attorney General Jeff Sessions. In public relations, that's known as poor crisis management. For example, when blogging the Rhode Island lead paint class action public nuisance trial, my insights about the state's political system generated assignments for other kinds of thought leadership articles and a book.

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