June 19, 2007
NJ Supreme Court Rejects Public Nuisance Lead Paint Suit
On Friday, the New Jersey Supreme Court rejected a public nuisance claim against manufacturers of lead paint: In re Lead Paint Litig. The court found that the claim, at its core, was a products liability claim, stating: "We cannot help but agree with the observation that,were we to find a cause of action here, "nuisance law" would become a monster that would devour in one gulp the entire law of tort." (Op. at 50).
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