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Oral arguments set Aug. 24 in $1.15 billion lead paint public nuisance case

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Nearly three years ago, a California judge ordered a group of three paint makers to pay $1.15 billion to 10 California cities and counties to remediate what the judge decided was the “public nuisance” of lead paint in homes.

GM ignition switch lawsuit dismissed amid fraud claims

The first of several bellwether trials ended abruptly last week after lawyers for the car maker uncovered evidence that the plaintiff was not completely honest about his claims.