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.

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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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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. Sherwin Williams has been sued a number of times for the manufacture and sale of lead paint in the U.S. If they are covered with lead paint and the child ingests that, there could be severe medical consequences.

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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.

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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. This is happening at a time when the housing market is down in 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. I had blogged the Rhode Island lead paint trial (November 1, 2005 - February 22, 2006).

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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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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.

Domestic Flashpoints - Too Many Ending in Suicide-Murders

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A sibling not there at the time returned to the house and found the bodies.   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.  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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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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Weather: Did media make it a story or do people really care?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 When blogging was new I made it to the court house in Providence, Rhode Island for the lead paint public nuisance four-month trial, whenever. Blizzard.   The media don't even need that term to get attention for the storm which might hit here in the northeast Thursday.  Enough would even have been the generic term "weather." "   Here is one bit of coverage of what might or might happen late this week. 

Blogging: Jane Genova Awarded Place in McGraw-Hill Markets Reporting Program

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Blogging leads us to career opportunities that we might not have anticipated.    In 2005, I began deconstructing on this blog the financial implications of the Rhode Island lead paint public nuisance litigation.    That was Law and More which is housed in the Library of Congress.    He has a hunch that it didn't lead to new business when he was a partner at law firm Jones Day. 

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. Yet, because of the shortage of affordable housing, those buildings must be retained.

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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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Lawyers Have to Start Thinking Like Writers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The other residents of that housing development hail the lawyer as hero and refer work. For example, they were law students in Rhode Island. In 2005, they sat in to observe the state-level lead paint class action lawsuit. Of course, lawyers have to think like lawyers. That's what is required professionally. And, as everyone knows, it's infinitely useful off-the-job. Regarding, the latter: There's that neighbor whose dog barks non-stop when left alone.

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2010: Will Capitalism be alleged to be a public nuisance, major corporations sued?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those 12 barking dogs down the street, those coal emissions from TVA facilities, and lead paint in older housing -all of these have been alleged to constitute or contribute to a "public nuisance."    This was how it played out when Sherwin-Williams fell into that dark hole in the lead paint public nuisance litigation Download Statev.LeadIndustriesAssoc.,Inc.   A lead paint public nuisance complaint is pending in California Download H031540.

Loss - Why are we ashamed to demand rituals?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That theft was the talk of this housing complex.    For instance, it transported me for four months to live-blog the Rhode Island lead paint trial, which gave my professional life a new direction and me self-assurance. Just about the only category of loss which has lost its stigma is pet grief.    We are allowed some kind of ritual, for example, the scattering of the ashes while amongst friends. 

One Alert Woman: That's health care in mean streets of Detroit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The boy had a level of lead in his blood around 159 ug/l.    The boy was in Children's Hospital to extract the lead, which could cause death or at least severe cognitive damage.    If he was returned to the killer lead field his residence was, he would only relapse.    After all he had paid city inspectors who had instructed him how to get the lead out.    That residence is lead-safe. 

Brand Jones Day - Reputational Crisis Continues

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Clients may or may not value Jones Day's access to the White House. Many recognize that name from the Rhode Island lead paint public nuisance litigation days. 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.

Famous Speech Friday: Actress Viola Davis: "What keeps me in the business is hope"

The Eloquent Woman

A little while later, when she rose to accept her award, Davis delivered an extemporaneous speech of more than 10 minutes that brought the house to its feet--and continued to mince no words. Davis revealed in a Vanity Fair interview that The Help was her first leading role , and in this speech, she holds her own as well as any leading actor. "I

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Ghostwriting: Everything but the best seller

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  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.    The company was pulling the projects in-house to save money.    We are not in-house so that was that.

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Legal Representation, Resumes, and Other Items of Self-Interest

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For decades, BigLaw firm Jones Day has been representing Sherwin-Williams in the state-level lead paint class action public nuisance litigation. There was a high-profile tossing of the case by the Rhode Island Supreme Court. Later McGahn became the White House top lawyer. Those could extend beyond lead paint to other products Sherwin-Williams produced or is still producing.

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Jones Day Represents Make America Great Campaign (that is, The Donald as Politico)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For example, its Pittsburgh office successfully defended Cleveland-based Sherwin-Williams in its more than a decade-long litigation battle in Rhode Island over its former manufacture and sale of lead paint. But it wasn't so lucky in California in another class action public nuisance lead paint lawsuit "People of California v. Herrmann is now employed full time as an in-house counsel at Aon.

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BigLaw Brands - Will Jones Day Rebrand from "Black Box" to "Transparent?"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Later, McGahn became top lawyer at the White House. That's when I blogged the Rhode Island lead paint class action public nuisance litigation. Jones Day, which had been a laggard in matching the Cravath Bump, has turned out to be an early adopter in Milbank Time. Yesterday I had blogged that I had expected it to be late to the party if and when it matched the new level of associate compensation established by Milbank. The magic number was $190k for entry-level JDs.

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Drudge Repot Headlines with Gonzo Journalism about Paranoid Schizophrenic Priebus and Much Much More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" What triggered Scaramucci's wrath was that information about a White House dinner had been leaked.  In his conversation with Lizza, Scaramucci explicitly referred to White House chief of staff Reince Priebus as a "paranoid schizophrenic."   When I was blogging the four-month Rhode Island lead paint class action litigation and its years of follow-ups I was introduced to the ugly art and science of leaking.

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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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