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California Settles 19-Year Old Public Nuisance Claim Against Lead Paint Makers

When Californian counties and cities first sued paint makers in 2000, they wanted the companies to pay billions to remove dangerous old lead paint from hundreds of thousands of homes. After a 19-year legal struggle, they have finally succeeded in …

Maryland Man Who Suffered Brain Damage from Lead Paint Wins $2M

A Baltimore, Md., jury has awarded around $2 million to a man who has permanent brain damage from being exposed to lead paint as a child. The Daily Record reports a jury on Friday awarded 24-year-old Savon Johnson $1.1 million …

Supreme Court Declines Paint Manufacturers’ Appeal of $400M Public Nuisance Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected appeals from Sherwin-Williams Co. and Conagra Brands Inc., leaving intact a ruling that requires them to pay more than $400 million for lead-paint remediation in California. The rebuff, issued without comment Monday, is a blow …

N.Y. Senator Calls for More Federal Spending for Home Lead Removal

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is calling for more federal spending to help homeowners pay for lead paint removal. The Journal News says the New York senator made the announcement Monday after visiting an older home in Yonkers, New York. …

Children’s Toys Covered with Lead Paint Seized at Georgia Port

Department of Homeland Security officials say more than 1,300 toys that could have exposed children to lead were seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Port of Savannah, Ga. Federal officials said in a statement that 1,320 children’s …

2 Baltimore Women Awarded $3.8M in Lead Paint Case

A jury has awarded more than $3.8 million to two Baltimore, Maryland, women who suffered permanent brain damage after being exposed to lead paint as babies. The Baltimore City Circuit Court jury reached that verdict after two hours of deliberations …

Final Order Issued In $1.15 Billion California Lead Paint Case

Sherwin-Williams Co., NL Industries Inc. and ConAgra Grocery Products LLC were ordered by a judge to pay $1.15 billion to replace or contain lead paint in millions of homes after losing a public-nuisance lawsuit brought by 10 California cities and …

California’s $1.1B Paint Ruling Could Prompt More Suits

Paint makers could face a surge of lawsuits after a California state court judge ordered three companies to pay $1.1 billion to help government agencies get rid of lead from an estimated 5 million homes in the state. The ruling, …

Paint Manufacturers Held Liable for $1.1 Billion in California Lead Paint Case

Sherwin-Williams Co., NL Industries Inc. and ConAgra Grocery Products LLC were ordered by a judge to pay $1.1 billion to replace or contain lead paint in millions of homes after losing a public-nuisance lawsuit brought by 10 California cities and …

California Governments Seek $1B In Lead Paint Cleanup

Ten California cities and counties are suing leading paint manufacturers, seeking to force them to remove lead paint from millions of homes at a cost of $1 billion. The San Jose Mercury News reported that the trial starting Monday in …