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New Jersey and Missouri Supreme Courts Reject Lead Paint Public Nuisance Claims

October 2, 2007

Mark A. Behrens, Christopher Appel

In June of 2007, the Missouri and New Jersey Supreme Courts issued important rulings rejecting public nuisance claims in mass actions against former lead paint and pigment manufacturers. The courts’ decisions may have a significant influence on courts deciding similar lead paint cases and in other cases where plaintiffs may seek to avoid traditional products liability and class certification requirements through government-sponsored public nuisance claims....

New Jersey and Missouri Supreme Courts Reject Lead Paint Public Nuisance Claims  


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