MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) - President Bush won't have to worry about being tried for murder in Vermont.
Rhode Island Supreme Court News
Morris SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - A state Court of Appeals decision allowing contingency fee counsel to be hired by public officials is inconsistent with a past California Supreme Court decision, according to attorneys for a paint company.
Speelman WASHINGTON, D.C. (Legal Newsline) - Some state attorneys general have become too involved with the plaintiffs bar and its possible "super-tort," a member of a group against the broadening of public nuisance claims recently said.
Timothy Sandefur CHICAGO (Legal Newsline)-Timothy Sandefur has a theory. When California Lawyer magazine asked him what product or industry would face the next major tort lawsuit, he replied with two words: Big Caffeine.
Fitzpatrick PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) - Seven weeks after a devastating loss before the Rhode Island Supreme Court, prominent plaintiffs firm Motley Rice is criticizing the Court's decision to side with the former makers of lead paint.
Rendell PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - Attorneys for Janssen Pharmaceutica, fighting a collection of suits over the company's antipsychotic drug Risperdal, are trying to make sure a major Houston-based plaintiffs firm isn't steering the Governor's office in Pennsylvania.
Cooper ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - The emissions of the largest public power company in the country are being put to the controversial public-nuisance test Monday in a federal court in North Carolina.
Moellenberg COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - The Fall of the Public Nuisance Empire continued Wednesday with the voluntary dismissal of one of the remaining lawsuits against the former manufacturers of lead-based paint.
Ron Motley PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) - In Rhode Island, there's still the matter of the checks - a hypothetical one and a very real, probably very large one.
Nilan PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) - If a judge or jury ruled companies were not responsible for the effects of the lead paint they manufactured before it was outlawed, defense attorneys always had to restrain their celebrations - until Tuesday.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) - Property management has been a hot topic in Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell's office lately.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) -The Rhode Island Supreme Court has ordered 39 asbestos cases that Canadian residents had filed in the state to be dismissed.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The closely watched appeal of a lead paint verdict in Rhode Island will also be watched easily.
Dann PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) - Initially being a day late proved to be no problem for the group of state attorneys general closely watching Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick Lynch's lawsuit against the former manufacturers of lead paint.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Each of the parties in the landmark appeal of a public nuisance lawsuit brought over lead-based paint submitted their arguments to the Rhode Island Supreme Court Thursday.
Campbell As far as the paint industry is concerned, 2008 will be dedicated to preventing any more hypothetical setbacks from producing a very real loss of money.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Counsel for the three Rhode Island lead paint defendants recently said the companies will wait until their appeal to the state's Supreme Court is heard before going forward with the State's $2.4 billion lead abatement plan.
The Missouri Supreme Court has narrowly rejected an appeal from the city of St. Louis over its public nuisance suit against former manufacturers of lead based paint.
Justice Louis B. Butler MADISON -- Last month's Wisconsin Supreme Court election that replaced Jon P. Wilcox with controversial fellow-conservative Annette Ziegler is rumored to have cost over $6 million.