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Arguments in Lead Paint Case to be Aired on the Web

6:56 AM MDT | April 28, 2008 | Kara Sissell

Legal arguments in an appeal seeking to overturn a public nuisance verdict against three former makers of lead-based paint will be broadcast on the Web, the Associated Press reported recently. Rhode Island Supreme Court Chief Justice Frank Williams agreed to the unusual step of putting the legal arguments online, due to “broad national interest” in the case, the report says. The court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in the appeal on May 15. The ruling, if upheld, could spur public nuisance cases in other states (CW, Feb. 18, p. 27). In a landmark...

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