Sherwin-Williams, Lead Paint & Investors

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That was the lead paint class action public nuisance lawsuit filed in Santa Clara County, California. In 2014, three defendants were convicted of causing a public nuisance (lead paint in older housing) and ordered to pony up $1.15 It went on for 19 years. 

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The Guardian Publishes Major Feature on Lead Poisoning

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"In May, a federal jury awarded three Milwaukee men $2m each for lead paint poisoning they suffered as toddlers, to be paid by the paint companies Sherwin-Williams, Armstrong Container Corp and DuPont.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As many know, public nuisance litigation succeeded in Santa Clara, California against former lead paint manufacturers/marketers. Now along with the CA victory for abatement of lead paint, there is the OK one for abatement of the damage done by opioids.

COVID-19 Narrative Shouldn't Shut Down Messaging about Lead Paint in Water, on Walls, WindowSills, Doors

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  An emerging narrative should be that the COVID-19 pandemic reduces concern about the dangers of lead in the blood of children. Tonight, the influential "60 Minutes" resurrected concern about lead in the blood of children.

2020 52

Harlem Lead Hazards, Media, and Sherwin-Williams, et al.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The little that is known is that lead is present in the Harlem Armory on W. million for remediation, that is, making the lead no longer a hazard.   However, there has been no information about the source of the lead.

2019 52

Superhero Branding - Municipal Leaders Who Take on Former Lead Paint Companies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The op-ed for WBUR urges Massachusetts to follow the example of California.   It was the first state to win a class action public nuisance lead paint lawsuit. The question is: Will Sherwin-Williams seek to settle class action lead paint litigation as had BigTobacco?

2019 52

Lead Paint - Issue Back, in U.S. and Abroad

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Lead paint, both in the U.S. toddler Heavenz Luster, mouth everything they can consume the vestiges of lead paint which remain in older housing.  the residential use of lead paint was banned in the late 1970s. She has a high level of lead in her blood.

2017 52

Sherwin Williams, PPG - The Story of Lead Paint Isn't Dead

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Environmentalists are again focusing on the toxic effects of lead paint. Only, at the current time, the lead paint issue isn't in the U.S. companies selling that lead paint in locations ranging from Africa to Asia will create an international crisis.

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"Breaking News" - David Muir's Lead-in, Not "Bombshell"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After all, we have become accustomed to out-of-control wildfires in California and politicos in the soup. This evening, David Muir opened the ABC 6:30 P.M. New York time) evening news with the phrase "breaking news." " He did not use the term he had used last week several times.

2017 52

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. Those lead paint lawsuits, at the state level, could be, if won, a windfall for government. California)  and Conagra Brands Inc.,

2018 52

CA Lead Paint Trial: Guerrilla media action

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On this site and my regulatory one , my analysis of the California lead paint public nuisance trial is getting plenty of attention. The big digital media brands like BUSINESS INSIDER and ABOVE THE LAW had taken over the blogosphere.

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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."  But we were never tested for lead paint.

2018 52

Lead Paint Career-Maker in RI - Judge Overseeing Historic Trial Retires Today

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But one whose issues continue to today had been the lead paint public nuisance class action litigation.   But, the Supreme Court in California hadn't. The lead paint litigation in RI was a tide that lifted the boats of many careers.

2018 52

CA Supreme Court Won't Reviw Lead Paint Public Nuisance Conviction - Grim Implications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"In a split decision, the California Supreme Court on Wednesday [this week] declined to review a state appeals court ruling against major manufacturers of lead paint that held them liable for hundreds of millions of dollars in remediation costs." 

2018 52

Intersection of Court of Public Opinion, Court of Law - Sherwin-Williams and Lead Paint

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The "it" is the filing of lead paint public nuisance lawsuits by other municipalities when it looked like the U.S. Supreme Court would refuse to review its conviction in Santa Clara, California.   As many recognized, the odds against the SCOTUS review increased when The Wall Street Journal outed that a 1900 internal memo at Sherwin-Williams acknowledged the danger in lead paint. Sherwin-Williams and its legal team at Jones Day likely knew it was coming.

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Investors Watching Lead Paint Litigation Issues: Sherwin-Williams, Arco et al.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As with asbestos, litigation against the former manufacturers and sellers of lead paint could wallop stock prices.  But, I had warned, "Watch California."   Investors have to get back in the saddle and monitor lead paint public nuisance litigation. 

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Sherwin-Williams, Lead Paint, "Santa Clara" Trial Starting July 15, 2013

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The elephant in the room when it comes to Sherwin-Williams is how much the latest trial over lead paint will hurt its brand.  This time in California for the Santa Clara class action public nuisance trial, beginning July 15.

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A Conversation with Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox…and You’re Invited

DeFinis Communications

What impressed me about Burns and prompted me to write about her was the fact that she was the first African American woman to lead a major Fortune 500 company. Business Tips Current Affairs Uncategorized Conversation Northern California Public Speaker Public Speaking

Refining Your Presentation Skills in a Group Format Works…Especially for Women

DeFinis Communications

The people in your group meeting, seminar, workshop, retreat, or class could lead you to the exact person you’ve been seeking out but were unsure how to approach. Elegant Skills for Powerful Presentations Fear of public speaking Line by Line Coaching Northern California presentation Public Speaker Public SpeakingWomen are, by nature, very social beings. This is a good thing in many respects.

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Politics and Debate Performance: What to do in a crowded field

DeFinis Communications

These were the challenges twelve candidates running for the recently redrawn 2nd Congressional District of California faced at a debate held at Dominican University in San Rafael, CA last week. Keep in mind this is Northern California! If this is the Emerald City, then please lead me back to the Yellow Brick Road so I can get back to Kansas!

2012 109

Interview: Dr. Gail Ferreira – Agile Leader

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Gail excels at leading complex, multidimensional transformations, managing client and vendor relationships. Gail excels at leading complex, multidimensional transformations, managing client and vendor relationships. She is currently an Expert Principal for the Boston Consulting Group, leading knowledge management and IP practices for their Agile At Scale organization.

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Interview: Timothy Tosta – transformative listener

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

He is the author of two books and a featured columnist of the Daily Journal, California’s leading daily legal newspaper. He also is recognized as one of California’s [.] He is the author of two books and a featured columnist of the Daily Journal, California’s leading daily legal newspaper. He also is recognized as one of California’s leading land-use and environmental attorneys.

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U.S. Supreme Court - Taking a Look Beneath the Robes and at Power of State Attorneys General

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He catapulted into the big time through launching, as Rhode Island attorney general, the landmark state class action public nuisance lead paint litigation. Defendants in that such as Sherwin-Williams are vulnerable after the Santa Clara, California conviction. Now, the U.S.

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How to Prepare and Present Powerful Presentations, with Patricia Fripp

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Hall of Fame keynote speaker and executive speech coach Patricia Fripp spoke to the members of the NSA Northern California Chapter Speakers Academy on Saturday. Fripp is the founder of our Chapter and a leading authority in the world of professional speaking. Fripp is the founder of our Chapter and a leading authority in the world of professional speaking. Structure your speech on a strong premise or central theme that is a basis of argument, leading to a conclusion.

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Wisdom for Speakers to Jumpstart Your New Year

DeFinis Communications

Jack Kornfield is one of the leading Buddhist teachers in America. I saw him speak a few days ago during the Monday Night Class at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Wood Acre, California, just a short drive from where I live.

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Kobe Bryant - Focus Shifting to Legal Liability

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Motley Rice is the law firm which introduced the concept of public nuisance to lead paint. That is in buildings constructed before lead paint was banned by the federal government in the late 1970s for residential use.

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Guest Blog: The 3 Best Recruiting Automation Tools For 2018

Manner of Speaking

Lead generation through social media advertising. While there are many lead generation methods for recruiters, the one that I am most excited about this year is social media advertising.

Reuters Reports Purdue Pharma Could Be Considering Chapter 11

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Interestingly, companies which had manufactured and/or marketed lead paint years ago could be in a similar pickle as Purdue.   In the media, tobacco, lead paint, and opioids have been riveting public interest issues. 

2019 56

Many Assumed Johnson & Johnson Was Embracing Cockroach Theory of Litigation - Those Many Were Wrong (sources say)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That fighting strategy worked for Sherwin-Williams in the public  nuisance class action lead paint lawsuits - until it hit the wall in a bench trial in California. The old thinking on public nuisance litigation was fight, don't settle.

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SCOTUS Puts Decision to Review CA Public Nuisance Law in Limbo - Investors Beware, State Attorneys General Have Much to Gain

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, it's no surprise that on September 20th, SCOTUS removed from its review conference the controversial cases about public nuisance in California. California," and. California." Yet, a few years later the corporation promoted lead paint in advertising.

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The New Superheroes - State Attorneys General Poking Around Facebook

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He launched the infamous RI class action lead paint public nuisance litigation. A few years ago there was finally a win on that for the municipality in Santa Clara, California. New York state attorney general Letitia James is investigating Facebook.

Celebrating Voices of Leadership with The Bright Side of Life

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

They will give a 15-minute presentation at the follow-up event being held in Pleasanton, California on July 16. Back on June 27 I spent a delightful and instructive day helping judge emerging speakers at Sahar Kordahi’s Bright Side of Life Voices of Leadership day.

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Wisdom for Speakers to Jumpstart Your New Year

DeFinis Communications

Jack Kornfield is one of the leading Buddhist teachers in America. I saw him speak a few days ago during the Monday Night Class at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Wood Acre, California, just a short drive from where I live.

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Is your audience suffering an engagement drought?

Speak Schmeak

On my walk today through one of Santa Barbara''s more affluent neighborhoods, I made mental notes of all the ways the residents are dealing with California''s historic drought. Doing "nothing" to engage your audience will lead you to a drought of attention, interest and connection!

Hair as Code for Race - CA Crown Act Ends That

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

California usually leads the way in progressive legislation and court decisions.    Therefore, its new Crown Act may resonate through the nation. "Crown" stands for Creating a Respectful and Open Workplace Act.

2019 56

"People V. ARCO" - Implications For Sherwin-Williams' Investors, Branding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The threat of lead-paint public nuisance litigation to investors of Sherwin-Williams seemed to have abated (pun intended). But, from the get-go, another state-level lead paint public nuisance lawsuit - "People v.

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Let Us Not Praise Famous Women

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  This morning, Pacific time, Holmes' lawyers at Williams & Connolly are going to make a request of the federal judge in San Jose, California. There is no telling where this could lead. The amazing Elizabeth Holmes, alleged tech con artist, continues to fascinate.

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Will stock market be long or short on Sherwin-Williams et al. Monday?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's lead paint public nuisance again and that means that the stocks of the possible defendants in that litigation in California will be subject to lots of scrutiny in off-hours trading and especially on Monday.  Monday is when the California Supreme Court will rule on whether contingency is allowed when government entities file class-action lawsuits. 

Public Affairs - Will It Push Sherwin-Williams, Like Tobacco Companies, into a Type of Master Settement?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" If the answer is "no," then the door is wide open for other states, counties, and cities to file similar lawsuits alleging that the residue of lead paint in housing stock constitutes a public nuisance. Their request could range from damages to funds to render the lead paint safe. Once it's in the blood of children, the lead from the paint could cause consequences ranging from cognitive impairment to behavioral problems.

Yes, It Snows in Winter, Has Since Puritan Days - New York Post Tells How to Manage All That (and David Muir will likely have advice tonight)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And California gig workers can't figure out how to navigate when AB-5 becomes law January 1. a leading story in the New York Post (at least at 4:45 P.M. An impeachment vote is due. The recession which was supposed to happen didn't. So, no, it isn't a slow news day. Eastern Time) is that there are snow squalls. Embedded in that is a bit of a how-to on coping.    Snow has been a fact of daily life in winter in America since Puritan times. 

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Shifting Memes - What Could Become the "Next Tobacco"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When I was blogging the iconic Rhode Island lead paint public nuisance class action trial, the formal public relations focused on advocacy.   The defendants promoted public policies such that the landlords were responsible for making the residue of lead paint safe.

2018 52

Nuisance Law Used Against U.S. Catholic Church

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Many have become all too familiar with public nuisance law through the class action lawsuits against former lead  paint manufactures such as Sherwin-Williams. It took years before public nuisance law, applied to lead paint, resulted in a conviction that survived the appeal process.

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Crisis Communication For Sports Stadiums. What Is The $Price For Fan Loyalty And Safety?

TJ Walker Interactive

That’s the hope of a California state lawmaker who has introduced a bill meant to deter violent fan behavior at sports events. Fan safety leads [.]. Can violence by sports fans be addressed by legislation? Mike Bako, Vice President of Media Training Worldwide “You can not put a high enough price tag on a fans safety.