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ON OUR MINDS THIS WEEK: Public Nuisance – What is it and why should business care?

The latest court ruling out of Delaware is a reminder of why the misapplication of the public nuisance doctrine is bad for business and consumers. A judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by Delaware’s attorney general against two companies over PCB Pollution, reaffirming the legal holding that public nuisance law isn’t applicable to the sale of legal products. Read more about it in this article from Legal Newsline.

Find out what public nuisance is and why businesses should care here.


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