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Major Public Nuisance Ruling by California Court of Appeals

Posted in Environmental Quality
On November 14, 2017, California Court of Appeals affirmed liability findings in $1.15 billion judgment ordering three lead paint manufacturers to abate public nuisance in 10 counties and cities containing homes built before 1978 (when lead paint was outlawed). http://beta.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-lead-paint-ruling-20171115-story.html  The complete opinion is here (143 pages):  https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/4232432/Lead-Paint-Appellate.pdf  (critical issue was whether lead paint manufacturers… Continue Reading

Senate Approves $4.9 Billion for Drinking Water

Posted in Federal, Water Law
Congress in recent years has not really been in the business of solving core public welfare problems like safe drinking water.  Today the Senate, however, has taken a major step forward by passing the 2016 Water Resources and Development Act, S. 2848.  WRDA bills are the annual appropriations bills to shore up the nation’s water… Continue Reading