California Ranks as No. 2 “Judicial Hellhole”
DECEMBER 19, 2014
According to the report, the public nuisance theory of liability as applied to lead paint has been tried by personal injury lawyers for years as a means of trying to slip under the higher burden of proof required by products liability law. Rather than pursue the litigation under strict products liability law, Judicial Hellholes states, county prosecutors and lawyers are relying on the easily exploited false advertising and unfair competition law, and more adaptable law of public nuisance.