There was a high-profile tossing of the case by the Rhode Island Supreme Court. All high-fives.
That was then.
Now, Sherwin-Williams can't shake its conviction in a bench trial in California.
The appeals court refused to grant a new trial.
The CA Supreme Court refused to even hear it.
Lawyers from Jones Day will attempt to have the U.S. Supreme Court review what the CA courts had decided.
But, one wonders if Jones Day remains the best "spear carrier" in this or any other litigation for clients such as Sherwin-Williams.
Ever since The Washington Post outed that Jones Day then-partner Don McGahn was working for the Make America Great campaign, its brand has been in play.
Later McGahn became the White House top lawyer. About a dozen other former Jones Day lawyers are working full time in the Trump Administration.
Yesterday, we found out, in the Abovethelaw rankings of law firms, Jones Day plunged in every category, ranging from those which could be objectively measured to that subjective entity of reputation.
For example, where the metrics were available Jones Day fell 33 spots, from #18 to #51. Here is the coverage by Law and More of that development.
Is being represented by Jones Day a negative for Sherwin-Williams?
After all, given the plaintiffs' victory in Santa Clara, CA, other CA counties and states could also file public nuisance lawsuits. Those could extend beyond lead paint to other products Sherwin-Williams produced or is still producing.
How well is Sherwin-Williams positioned for that?
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The Roger Ailes sex misconduct allegations were just surfacing in the media. My coaching client had freaked.
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The takeaway here is that the alleged "sins" of others can bite us in our own business interests.
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