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California Finally Settles Old Public Nuisance Claim for Lead Paint Remediation

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 …

Manufacturers Argue Against $1 Billion Sought for Lead Paint

NL Industries Inc. is one of five paint companies that presented closing arguments against a public-nuisance lawsuit by 10 California cities and counties seeking more than $1 billion to replace or contain lead paint in millions of homes. Superior Court …

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 …