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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

California Trial Starts Against Lead Paint Industry for Creating a Public Nuisance

After years of pre-trial arguments and following the denial of summary judgment motions by lead paint companies, Sherwin Williams and NL Industry, the case brought by several California entities has commenced in California.

"The lawsuit differs from other unsuccessful attempts in seven other states to sue lead
paint manufacturers by arguing the companies violated state public nuisance laws, rather than health laws. Government lawyers won’t have to show that specific individuals were harmed in a direct way, only that the industry assisted in the creation of a public nuisance."

Click here to read the complete article: "$1 Billion Lead Cleanup Lawsuit Underway after 13 Years of Legal Maneuvering" 



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