Initially scheduled for April 4, opening arguments in Rhode Island's so-called "lead paint" lawsuit have been postponed to Sept. 7, after companies named in the suit filed a motion objecting to the state's use of private law firms to help argue its position.
This is the second delay approved by Superior Court Judge Michael Silverstein. The trial-which is a retrial of the public nuisance suit that ended in mistral in 2002-was initially pushed back from January to April. Judge Silverstein has to decide on the defendants' motion before the trial can go forward.
Rhode Island Case Postponed Again
By Jason Lawton
Published March 23, 2005
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