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$1B 'retroactive liability' lead paint case vs paint makers could pave way for overreach, Calif. appeals panel told
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.
Federal judge denies certification of birth control class action, also declines to send lawsuit back to state court
The plaintiffs, who originally filed their proposed class action in a Georgia state court in 2011 but then asked it to be removed to federal court, alleged pharmaceutical makers packaged and sold contraceptives that were “defectively and dangerously designed.”