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 That's a fairly routine arrangement and was used in the 2 Rhode Island class action lead paint public nuisance trials. Obviously, lead paint litigation is a factor investors have to monitor. It went on for 19 years. 

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  It was the first state to win a class action public nuisance lead paint lawsuit. Many recall that the high-profile Rhode Island one had been tossed by that state's supreme court.  The question is: Will Sherwin-Williams seek to settle class action lead paint litigation as had BigTobacco? It has been represented in the class action lead paint suits by Jones Day.    MA is an ideal setting for a dramatic CA Lead Paint 2.0.

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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."  Lead paint, banned for residential use in the late 1970s, still exists in older housing stock. Since young children mouth everything, if the lead paint is present under the layers of other kinds of paint, there is extreme danger.

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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."  This refusal of review represents a major setback for the three defendants in the class action lead paint public nuisance litigation in CA. For complimentary consultation, contact janegenova374@gmail.com.

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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. And that means that the paint company which once manufactured and marketed lead paint is wide open territory for copycat lawsuits - both throughout CA and the rest of the nation. Those lead paint lawsuits, at the state level, could be, if won, a windfall for government. " The carnage extends beyond lead paint.

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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.   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. Yet, not long after, Sherwin-Williams published an advertisement promoting lead paint for residential use. Complimentary consultation.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today, after 24 years serving as a judge in Rhode Island Superior Court, Silverstein is stepping down. But one whose issues continue to today had been the lead paint public nuisance class action litigation. Sherwin-Williams and two other defendants in the CA litigation are still on the hook for creating a public nuisance through lead paint. The lead paint litigation in RI was a tide that lifted the boats of many careers.

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Vice Media - Its Beef About Google's Advertising Business Could Be Documented in Federal/State Antitrust Lawsuits

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Rhode Island, the state-level public nuisance class action lead paint litigation helped then attorney general Sheldon Whitehouse's journey to the U.S.  Complimentary consultation for what you need for strategy, research, ghostwriting, and editing janegenova374@gmail.com. "Both the Justice Department and a group of state attorneys general are likely to file antitrust lawsuits against Alphabet's Google - are well into planning for litigation."

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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. Now, other ambitious leaders of municipalities and plaintiff lawyers could also create giant leaps in their careers and branding by also involving themselves in lead paint public nuisance litigation. Complimentary consultation – janegenova374@gmail.com. Now, the U.S. Supreme Court is under the microscope. 

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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.

BigTech & The State Attorney General

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After all, the litigation against BigTobacco and the companies previously in the lead paint industry began on the level of the state attorney general. For instance, when he was attorney general in Rhode Island Sheldon Whitehouse kicked off the iconic lead paint class action public nuisance litigation against companies such as Sherwin-Williams. Complimentary consultation janegenova374@gmail.com. BigTech is under attack.    It's for many issues.

PA Lawsuit Against Uber - The Legalities & Politics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Rhode Island, filing a class action public nuisance lawsuit about four former lead paint manufacturers/marketers helped make the brandname of AG Sheldon Whitehouse prominent. Please contact janegenova374@gmail.com for complimentary consultation. A ghost from Uber-Leadership-Past has come to visit. Travis Kalanick was in charge in 2016 when Uber was hacked but there was no public announcement. About 57 million users were affection. 

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some recall how Rhode Island attorney general Sheldon Whitehouse catapulted to fame with his lawsuit against the former lead paint companies. Complimentary consultation janegenova374@gmail.com. Both the pelvic mesh litigation against J&J in Washington and the opioid lawsuit in Ohio regarding opioids had similarities. Both were filed by the state attorney general. In WA that was Bob Ferguson. In OH it was Mike DeWine who later successfully ran for state governor.

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From Sheldon Whitehouse to Mike DeWine - Public Nuisance Litigation as Platform for (extreme) Career Mobility

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When I was blogging the public nuisance lead paint trial in Rhode Island, those Wall Street players called me daily. So was then attorney general Sheldon Whitehouse in the original RI lead paint public nuisance litigation. Complimentary consultation. The function of the state attorney general has become one of the most powerful - and feared - in the U.S. On Law.com , Sue Reisinger documents that.

Ronan Farrow, et al. - Being "Threatened" BigBrand Builder

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  When I was blogging the Rhode Island lead paint trial (November 2005 - February 2006), I received an email threat to stop mentioning a judge in Pennsylvania. You owe yourself a complimentary consultation about your marketing and advocacy communications. Ronan Farrow has embraced investigative journalism. And, like another investigative journalist - Gabriel Sherman - he got very lucky. The celebrity he was exposing allegedly  triggered threats.

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. In Rhode Island, the state supreme court threw out the whole case. Complimentary consultation.

"Edwin Hardeman v. Monsanto" Could Be Bayer Investor Nightmare

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When Sherwin-Williams was found guilty in February 2006 of creating a public nuisance in the Rhode Island class action lead paint trial its stock plummeted.  Complimentary consultation on how to generate influence and sell without paying high rates, janegenova374@gmail.com.  "Edwin Hardeman v. Monsanto" is the first lawsuit to have been tried in the multidistrict litigation.

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Artificial Intelligence in Services - Allstate's Smart Public Relations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Way back in 2005, when I was blogging the Rhode Island lead paint trial, there were former full-time journalists covering the courtroom action as "stringers" (gig workers) in order to pick up some extra money. Complimentary initial consultation. Tom Wilson, chief executive officer at Allstate, predicts that artificial intelligence (AI) will have the force of a tsunami in services. Here he is quoted in Fortune.

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"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). Sherwin-Williams was among the three defendants in the Rhode Island lead paint public nuisance lawsuit which had been let off the hook by the state's supreme court - Download Statev.LeadIndustriesAssoc.,Inc. But, from the get-go, another state-level lead paint public nuisance lawsuit - "People v.

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Laura Ellsworth & Linda McMahon Template

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  I first encountered Ellsworth when I was blogging the Rhode Island lead paint class action public nuisance second trial (November 1, 2005 - February 22, 2006). At the time, the litigation was high profile because corporations feared that lead paint could become The Next Tobacco.  Complimentary consultation.

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Domestic Flashpoints - Too Many Ending in Suicide-Murders

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  I recall interviewing the jurors for the Rhode Island lead paint trial (November 1, 2005 to February 22, 2006). The residue of lead paint was a poison from within.  Free consultation janegenova374@gmail.com. Yet another domestic murder-suicide has occurred. This method of dealing with a problem or chronic stress within a group living together has become contagious. 

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Facebook - Why Isn't Its Reputation Restoration Going Better?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The defendants in the Rhode Island lead paint litigation, including Sherwin-Williams, had Prism Public Affairs, based in Washington D.C.  Later, Prism merged with Rasky Baerlein which handled the lead paint defendants' public affairs in CA litigation. Complimentary initial consultation. No smart corporations go into legal-generated controversies without top of the line public affairs representation.

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America Grows Up - Optimism Goes Lite

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Rhode Island Supreme Court tossed the class action lead paint public nuisance long-running lawsuit.   In Santa Clara, California, there was pending another class action lead paint public nuisance lawsuit. Complimentary consultation (pressure-free) janegenova374@gmail.com. Here are details from Anthony J. Sebok. The lawyers, including those from Jones Day, and the defendants, including Sherwin-Williams, were mighty pleased.

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.   The CA bench trial was, one might say, the big bang in public nuisance because previously class action public nuisance litigation regarding the vestiges of lead paint had failed. In Rhode Island, the state Supreme Court eventually tossed it. senator Sheldon Whitehouse who introduced that lead paint class action litigation in RI.

Public Nuisance as Monster from The Deep - Judge Keeps It in "County of Summit, OH et al. v. Purdue, et al."

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the top of the list could be the former lead paint manufacturers/marketers such as Sherwin-Williams.    Later it was leveled by the combination of state attorneys general and plaintiff lawyers operating on a contingency basis against corporations which had been in the residential lead paint loop. senator Sheldon Whitehouse who had put the first major lead paint lawsuit in play in Rhode Island. Complimentary consultation – janegenova374@gmail.com.

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State Attorneys General Contending Public Nuisance on Side of the Angels

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those AGs, dating back to Sheldon Whitehouse in the Rhode Island lead paint class action, who configure public nuisance lawsuits essentially have been hailed heroes. Most recently it was used successfully in a bench trial against former lead paint companies such as Sherwin-Williams in Santa Clara, California. Currently, public nuisance is being argued in the filing of lawsuits related to lead paint in Pennsylvania.

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Public Nuisance Lawsuits, The People, and Politics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some lawyers may recall how the Rhode Island lead paint public nuisance class action litigation went through two trials and then a review by the state Supreme Court.   In RI, the universe smiled on Sheldon Whitehouse after he filed the first lead paint lawsuit when state Attorney General. For complimentary consultation, please contact Jane Genova (janegenova374@gmail.com).

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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. Supreme Court refused to review the conviction of the defendants, including Sherwin-Williams, in the west coast version of a lead paint public nuisance class action lawsuit.

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Old White Men & Power - Harvey Weinstein Is Symbol of Widespread Oppression

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's what I observed at the Rhode Island lead paint litigation in 2006. Contact janegenova374@gmail.com for complimentary consultation. Harvey Weinstein has captured headlines as a symbol of the power of old white men. But, there are plenty more where he sowed his destruction. Even at the level of a small town, those old white men make life miserable for many, especially women.

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Contingency Business Model - The Great Rebranding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The classic example had been Motley Rice's decision to assist the state of Rhode Island in its class action public nuisance lead paint complaint against companies such as Sherwin-Williams. Managing partners might need to call in management consultants to recommend what aspects should be cherry-picked. Contact janegenova374@gmail.com for complimentary consultation. It's obvious that BigLaw has not recovered from The Crash. Litigation is flat.

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Water water everywhere: But, good luck getting to the ocean on summer weekends

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 To the North are Westerly, Rhode Island, Cape Cod, and, for those hearty souls who don't mind travel, wonderful views of exotic ocean-dwelling creatures in Maine.  I even consulted a schedule for 12-step meetings north in Providence.  It was impossible to even get moving on I-91 South which leads into I-95 to Westerly. We in Connecticut are blessed.  To the south are the Jersey Shore and the Hamptons.

All Those Designer Babies - LIfe Has Gotten Even More Unfair

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The late mayor of Providence, Rhode Island-Buddy Cianci-used to lament that he was not a "member of the Lucky Sperm Club." There are others, observing this phenomenon, who have concerns what these new kinds of "family" relationships will lead to-socially, emotionally, medically, and spiritually.  Contact janegenova374@gmail.com for complimentary consultation. In the U.S., the fertility industry has a growing footprint.

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The New York Times - Yes, If It Folds, Rhetorical Tears Will Be Shed (end of story)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

My brand equity rose significantly when Joe Norcera, currently with Bloomberg, interviewed me about my blogging of the Rhode Island lead paint trial.  Contact janegenova374@gmail.com for complimentary consultation. Vanity Fair specializes in profiling brandname institutions which are in trouble. One hot one, many recall, was Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Opioids As "Public Nuisance" - Ohio AG Lawsuit against 5 Manufacturers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Many of us remember how Rhode Island et al. conducted class action litigation against the former lead paint manufacturers for the alleged public nuisance created by that product. Contact janegenova374@gmail.com for complimentary consultation. Again, the attorney general of a state has leveraged the legal concept of public nuisance to create a major lawsuit against companies.

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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

Both companies were convicted in a bench trial of creating a public nuisance through lead paint. If the conviction stands, they will have to pay funds to fix the health hazard of lead paint in older housing stock in designated locations in CA. When children ingest the residue of lead paint, that lead in their blood can result in medical problems such as cognitive impairment. The Wall Street Journal outed an internal memo from 1900 indicating the hazards of lead.

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Denver Post to Cut 30 in Newsroom

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When I was blogging the Rhode Island lead paint trial in late 2005 to early 2006, I bumped into former Boston newspaper reporters covering it as stringers. Complimentary consultation janegenova374@gmail.com. Again, those whose identity is "journalist," receive a brutal reminder that the industry is downsizing.    The powers-that-be at the Denver Post announced that in early April about 30 - 1/3rd the newsroom - will be laid off.

How a 1904 Ad Came Back to Bite Sherwin-Williams Where It Could Hurt for Decades

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 1904, the Sherwin-Williams corporation put out there an advertisement promoting its lead paint.  Supreme Court (SCOTUS) not to review Sherwin-Williams' conviction in the class action lead paint public nuisance litigation "County of Santa Clara v. If the conviction stands, then Sherwin-Williams, along with two other convicted defendants, has to pay for the process which renders the lead paint in residences non-hazardous.

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Learn To Make Trouble Effectively & Become "Rich" (at least as John Waters defines it)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like Steve Jobs at Stanford , filmmaker John Waters delivered an iconic commencement speech at the Rhode Island School of Design.   "Trouble-makers" are those who pass by the kind of work which leads to being tethered for life laboring for a holes. Contact janegenova374@gmail.com for complimentary consultation. Essentially, it was about how to make trouble  effectively. 

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FIRE - From the Front LInes of Radical Saving

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Decades later, when I was blogging the Rhode Island lead paint public nuisance class action trial, I had the opportunity to post on that worst of times with Kelley. Free consultation janegenova374@gmail.com. FIRE - Financial Independence, Retire Early - doesn't necessarily mean stopping work. Instead, for those of us who still love what we do professionally it can mean having choice in what assignments we do and for what clients. This morning I rolled my eyes.

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Accidental Greek Chorus: How Google Creates That Role

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  My compulsive interest in the Rhode Island lead paint litigation, the Mary Winkler "preacher's wife" trial for murder, and the FBI's pursuit of plaintiff attorney Dickie Scruggs set loose media interviewing me.    A company in Germany called and requested the low-down on a pharmaceutical consulting firm I had been critical of.  "You saved my life."

Bloggers: Yes, We Can Shoulder the Investigative Reporting Piece of Traditional Journalism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  I did just that when I live-blogged the four-month trial in Rhode Island [a short commute from my home office in Connecticut] about the alleged lead paint public nuisance.    In fact, I am still telling it as the California Supreme Court reviews the contingency part of the Santa Clara lead paint public nuisance suit.  The lead paint controversy is winding down. 

Actually, The Cough Story Isn't Hilarious

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was the dead of winter when I was blogging the Rhode Island class action lead paint public nuisance trial. Complimentary consultation janegenova374@gmail.com. The world knows that Donald Trump ousted acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney from the room. That's because he was coughing.    But, hold the smirks. There are often valid reasons for demanding cough suppression.    Of course, we are aware of the transmission of germs one.

Brand Jones Day - Reputational Crisis Continues

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Many recognize that name from the Rhode Island lead paint public nuisance litigation days. Complimentary consultation janegenova374@gmail.com. Clients may or may not value Jones Day's access to the White House. Its former partner Don McGahn is the top counsel there. In addition, more than 10 other of its former lawyers are also worker bees on behalf of the Trump Administration. However, in the perception of other lawyers, Jones Day is not where they want to work.