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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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. As many know, annually, Jones Day hires many former SCOTUS clerks.

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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. Now, the U.S. Supreme Court is under the microscope.    Recently, several Democrats in the U.S.

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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.

"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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Denver Post to Cut 30 in Newsroom

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, with public relations becoming increasingly sophisticated, journalists have to figure out how to persuade those hiring that they can keep clients very very happy. 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. Again, those whose identity is "journalist," receive a brutal reminder that the industry is downsizing. 

Toyota - When the worst is over, it needs a gimmick

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Winners would be hired by the company.    In 2005, I live-blogged a civil trial regarding lead paint in Rhode Island.    The hook was that I made watching lead paint interesting, including plenty of gossip. Name a company or individual which hasn't had its reputation-management troubles.    After all, this is a Black Swan world, with continual unexpected upheavals and profound impacts from those. 

FIRE - From the Front LInes of Radical Saving

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Also, I was tested as an "intuitive," passed, and have been hired to provide psychic guidance to those over-50 in their struggle with ageism. 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. FIRE - Financial Independence, Retire Early - doesn't necessarily mean stopping work.

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John Murtha Dead: More than six degrees of separation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  When I was live-blogging the Rhode Island lead paint trial [see that under "legal"] the defense attorneys for Sherwin-Williams were from Jones Day in downtown Pittsburgh, a few blocks from where I used to work at the former Gulf Oil, now Chevron.    His law firm had hired John Boyle who I had babysat when a student at Seton Hill.    It was Joanne Boyle who helped me get hired by a state senator in PA. 

Saving AMA HANDBOOK OF PUBLIC RELATIONS

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  I found that out when I was live-blogging the Rhode Island lead paint trial [November 1, 2005 - February 22, 2006].    Here are some recommendations derived from what worked splendidly in positioning, packaging and promoting the RI lead paint trial, territory I came to own.    * Hire a brandname producer/director to do a documentary on how a deficit of public relations skills deep-sixes personal lives, careers, and businesses. 

Ghostwriting: Everything but the best seller

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Those who hire me for a project do so because I have positioned and packaged myself as a player - and one who knows how to create sales material.    I traveled all the way from central Connecticut to Long Island to pitch for an account for digital ghostwriting.    I invested plenty of value in one ghostwriting account which was to lead to regular blogging, tweeting, and interviews posted everywhere Download Socialmediamarketing. 

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"Hogan v. Gawker" Mutates into "Peter Thiel v. Pierre Omidyar" - And, maybe the First Amendment has nothing to do with it

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Pierre Omidyar, an eBay co-founder, is leading the charge to support Gawker in its appeal of a $140 million judgment. When the verdict against three defendants, including Sherwin Williams, in the Rhode Island lead paint class action public nuisance litigation was appealed to the state supreme court, there was a flood of amicus briefs supporting the plaintiff. "Two Silicon Valley billionaires with a history of bad blood are squaring off over Gawker.

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2009 in Public Relations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Lead paint litigation defendants such as Sherwin-Williams owe as much to shrewd PR as brilliant lawyering.    Here is the Rhode Island Supreme Court ruling which let them off the hook, and smelling like a rose Download Statev.LeadIndustriesAssoc.,Inc.   PR should have hired a PI, confronted its client with the evidence of career-suicide behavior, and persuaded him to stop, along with a bail-out plan if caught. 

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Matt Damon's Kavanaugh Brings "SNL" Back

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  A clever retirement community in the Hudson Valley, New York, could organize a special event, serving Boone's Apple Blossom and having the talented musicians there lead a sing-along of "Puff The Magic Dragon." " Yes, I can be hired to live-tweet/live-blog the event.  And the Democrat who brought the nation state-level class action public nuisance lead paint litigation - Sheldon Whitehouse - looked like a nerd trying to look cool.

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Alan Weiss and Patricia Fripp "The Odd Couple" set a date!

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Alan and I take turns leading the presentations. As a result of his influence, I now take more vacations, have bought a vacation home, am hired to work with smaller audiences more as a consultant, coach and trainer, and—yes—I'm more profitable. Can you imagine my thrill to be invited to the highlight of the social season in Rhode Island, the wedding of Alan and Maria's daughter?

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CARNAGE! Will Trouble in Trumpville Spread to Law Firm Jones Day

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Among them are the lawyers from law firm Jones Day who were hired to serve in the White House. When I was covering the Rhode Island lead paint class action public nuisance litigation (2005-2006), I was puzzled by the behavior of Jones Day in general. Currently Sherwin-Williams is in a public relations mess for continuing to export lead paint.

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