High Court Won't Hear Calif. Contingency Fee Case

Law360, New York (January 10, 2011, 6:36 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge brought by lead paint manufacturers to a California Supreme Court ruling allowing local governments to retain contingency fee counsel for the prosecution of public nuisance cases.

The high court's decision to deny the paint companies' petition for certiorari puts an end to the fee dispute, allowing several California counties to proceed with their public nuisance case against the paint manufacturers on its merits.

“We're very pleased that the U.S. Supreme Court denied cert in this...
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