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$1B 'retroactive liability' lead paint case vs paint makers could pave way for overreach, Calif. appeals panel told

By Jonathan Bilyk | Aug 24, 2017

Lawyers for three current and former paint manufacturers on the hook for a $1.15 billion judgment over the presence of lead paint in more than 3 million California homes have asked a California appeals court to overturn that judgment, saying the judge overreached and trespassed on legal turf more properly reserved for lawmakers, and to rule otherwise would open a virtual Pandora’s box of further judicial abuses and other unforeseen harms on homeowners, businesses and taxpayers, alike.

Attorney: U.S. SC ruling on ‘pick off’ defense doesn’t change much for TCPA class actions

By Jessica Karmasek | Oct 12, 2016

Henry Pietrkowski, an attorney at the Chicago office of Reed Smith LLP, admitted the court’s Gomez decision isn’t a great one for TCPA defendants, but said the ruling did leave a narrow opening for their attorneys.

Filing TCPA lawsuits: 'It's what I do,' professional plaintiff with 35 cell phones says

By Jessica Karmasek | Aug 29, 2016

The plaintiff bought at least 35 different pre-paid cell phones in order to manufacture lawsuits over supposedly unwanted calls from companies. A Pennsylvania federal judge ruled the woman didn’t suffer any injuries and therefore lacked standing.

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