In addition to the three briefs filed by the three defendants in the Rhode Island Lead Paint Public Nuisance Trial II with the RI Supreme Court, the RI Attorney General's Office also filed two briefs with that Court. Mike Healey, Public Information Officer at the RIAG's Office provided the two briefs to me.
One brief represents a consolidated contempt appeal. The other is a brief of cross appellant State of Rhode Island on Compensatory Damages.
In two separate blog postings I will cover the highlights of each brief.
I have to apologize to lead-paint watchers for devoting way too much coverage to the defendants' filings and points of view and too little to that of the plaintiff, that is, the State of RI. That appeared to some to be biased reporting. It probably was, but not intentional. I tended to gravitate to arguments I, as a business writer for 28 years, most easily understood - and could sympathize with.
Lead-paint watchers are encouraged to submit information and points of view which elucidate the position of the plaintiff. Please contact Mgenova981@aol.com.