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15 July 2013

Paint Makers’ Trial Starts in California Lead Lawsuit [USA]

Author: Joel Rosenblatt, Bloomberg

Atlantic Richfield Co. [part of BP] 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…before Superior Court Judge James Kleinberg...

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26 January 2009

More Bad News for Lead Paint Plaintiffs [USA]

Author: Ben Hallman, American Lawyer

...Rhode Island taxpayers...may have to cough up $240,000 to pay costs associated with two examiners hired by the state as part of a sweeping abatement plan... [The] decision by Rhode Island superior court Judge Michael Silverstein may have a chilling...

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9 July 2008

Columbus drops lead paint lawsuit [USA]

Author: Associated Press

The city [of Columbus, Ohio] has dropped a lawsuit against Sherwin-Williams Co. and other companies that once made lead paint... Rhode Island was the first state to successfully sue former makers of lead pigment and paint, which can cause learning...

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2 July 2008

R.I. high court overturns lead-paint verdict [USA]

Author: Peter Lord, Providence Journal [USA]

The Rhode Island Supreme Court yesterday brought an abrupt end to the state’s nine-year campaign to force some of the nation’s major corporations to clean up the lead-based paints that the state believes poisoned tens of thousands of Rhode Island...

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1 July 2008

R.I. high court overturns lead paint verdict [USA]

Author: Eric Tucker, Associated Press

Rhode Island's Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a first-in-the-nation jury verdict that found three former lead paint companies responsible for creating a public nuisance, rejecting a closely watched case that had been seen as a bellwether for...

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1 July 2008

USA: Rhode Island high court overturns verdict against paint companies for lead contamination

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23 February 2006

Landmark US Lead Paint Suit Finds Companies Liable

Author: David Ortiz, Reuters

Three former lead paint makers were found liable...for poisoning thousands of children in Rhode Island in a landmark lawsuit that could trigger a wave of litigation against the industry. The verdict...could force the companies to pay millions of...

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12 September 2002

Lead paint poses new legal threat for US companies

Author: David Howard Sinkman, Reuters

Rhode Island, which has one of the highest rates of child lead poisoning in the nation, is suing some of the biggest names in U.S. manufacturing, including DuPont Co., the nation's No. 1 chemical company, and Sherwin-Williams Co., the No. 1 paint...

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