A legal nuisance

Smith, Scott
September 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;9/3/2007, Vol. 272 Issue 8, p12
Trade Publication
The article reports on the public-nuisance litigation used by the local and state governments in the U.S. It is stated that the governments use this litigation against manufacturers of products that are supposedly responsible for handgun violence, childhood lead poisoning, global warming and other social problems. It is mentioned that most of these cases involve products that are or were lawful to make or sell, free from defect, and are harmful only when misused or abused by others.


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