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2008-07-01 12:00:30

WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a joint statement of Lisa Rickard, President of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, and Robin Conrad, Executive Vice President of the National Chamber Litigation Center, on today's ruling by the Rhode Island Supreme Court, which overturns the 2006 jury verdict against former manufacturers of lead-based paint. "Public nuisance is an 800- year old legal theory twisted by the plaintiffs' bar and overreaching state...

Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.