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07-C-0303 Burton v. American Cyanamid Co.

Constitutional Law Due process; Takings Clause; retroactive liability The Wisconsin Supreme Court’s adoption of the risk contribution doctrine for lead paint manufacturers was not unconstitutional. “[E]ven assuming that the risk contribution doctrine imposed retroactive liability and that judicial decisions in the civil law area were subject to constitutional challenge on retroactivity grounds, the doctrine does not violate either ...

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