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No Surrender For Lawyers Pursuing Lead Paint Claims Despite Unfavorable Rulings

Peter Earle has been representing child victims of lead paint poisoning for more than 20 years and he and his fellow lawyers for the cause are not about to let another legal setback affecting three cases bring an end to …

Michigan Given OK by Feds to Spend $119M on Lead Abatement

Michigan won federal approval Monday to spend roughly $119 million over five years to remove lead hazards from the homes of low-income residents in Flint and other communities – the second time the state has received a waiver to spend …

Lead-Tainted Toys 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. Federal officials said in a statement that 1,320 children’s backhoe …

OSHA Cites 6 Chicago-Area Firm for Asbestos Violations

Officials say six Chicago-area companies have been cited after workers allegedly were exposed to asbestos and other hazards while renovating a suburban school. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says the exposure occurred during the summertime renovation of the Chute …

Kids’ Outdoor Furniture Recalled Over Lead Paint

Federal regulators said Wednesday that 14,000 sets of ladybug-themed kids’ outdoor furniture are being recalled due to excessive levels of lead paint. The metal-framed outdoor furniture was sold under the Leisure Ways brand at retailers nationwide between January and May …

Paint Makers’ $900 Million California Lead Trial Starts

BP Plc’s Atlantic Richfield Co. is among five companies fighting a public-nuisance lawsuit in state court seeking $900 million to replace or contain lead paint in millions of California homes. In a trial that began today before Superior Court Judge …

HUD Awards Grants for Lead Paint Cleanup in Massachusetts

The federal government is putting $15 million in grants toward cleaning up lead paint and other safety hazards in the homes of low-income Massachusetts families with children. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says the money will go …

Maryland’s Highest Court Rules on Lead Paint Lawsuits

Maryland’s highest court has ruled that a law giving owners of certain rental properties immunity from personal injury lawsuits based on a child’s ingestion of lead-based paint is invalid. The Court of Appeals issued the 7-0 ruling on Monday, Oct. …

Fines Now Back Up Iowa Rules on Lead Paint

The state has begun issuing fines to contractors, painters and landlords if they don’t take proper precautions before working on walls, windows or doors covered with lead paint. The Des Moines Register reported Tuesday that state regulations have been in …