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NOTICE TO THE BAR

Mass Torts: Lead-Based Paint Litigation

It is ORDERED that effective immediately the provisions of the Court’s February 11, 2002 and March 18, 2002 Orders, regarding the mass tort designation of all pending and future litigation brought by public entities seeking damages or other relief arising out of the manufacture, sale, distribution or use of lead-based paint (“Lead-Based Paint Litigation”) and the centralized case management of that litigation, are hereby amended so as to reassign all such pending matters to Superior Court Judge Bryan D. Garruto in light of the Appellate Division’s August 17, 2005 partial remand of that litigation, with all specific references in those two prior orders to former Judge Marina Corodemus now being references to Judge Garruto.

For the Court
Deborah T. Poritz
Chief Justice
Dated: September 26, 2005

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