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.  Targeted is deep pocket Sherwin-Williams. 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. 

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Any corporation facing litigation alleging public nuisance or which could be a target for that kind of lawsuit should feel the blast of arctic air going through the business community. At the top of the list could be the former lead paint manufacturers/marketers such as Sherwin-Williams.  Public nuisance first became a power tool of state attorneys general when BigTobacco had been targeted.

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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. " A long successful career in criminal law has helped target Alan Dershowitz. 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.

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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Litigation as Investment Issue: Security analysts always wary of "another tobacco"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Now all companies manufacturing or selling a product with potential user liability could become targets of other class-action litigation filed by municipalities. "  Lead paint, which had been banned by the federal government for residential use in the 1970s, was feared to fit nicely into the groove established by plaintiff lawyers and municipal government with tobacco.

PR Pros: Why don't we claim the high moral ground, just like journalists?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Their specific target was derailing the lead paint public nuisance litigation movement.    Public policy matters, I am convinced, contributed to the Rhode Island Supreme Court's throwing out that decade-long litigation [ Download Statev.LeadIndustriesAssoc.,Inc. Disclosure: As a blogger of the RI lead paint 2nd trial I was a bit player in the push to reform the legal system. 

Rudy: Such a giant of a failure

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That's because it forces those crashing or missing the target "out of the cognitive box." Had   Such a chip on the shoulder sent former Providence, Rhode Island mayor Buddy Cianci to prison.  "  I had a client whose humble beginnings lead him to compulsively name-drop ["On the Amtrak, X asked me for advice], greatly limiting his career. 

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.  "  There are so many bits and pieces of public relations wisdom which can be illustrated in a compelling way to the target markets. 

Social Media: Corrected Value Proposition

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Dilenschneider, an expert on influence, has always targeted advocacy campaigns to the key power brokers, not Everyman.   In positioning the public affairs for his client Sherwin-Williams in the lead paint litigation, Dilenschneider focused on points of law and simplified them for easy consumption.    The Rhode Island Supreme Court didn't bond with that Download Statev.LeadIndustriesAssoc.,Inc.