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February 22, 2006

Lead Paint Makers Held Liable by Rhode Island Jury for Creating Public Nuisance

On Wednesday, a Rhode Island jury found three former lead paint makers liable for creating a public nuisance and continuing to poison children.  The companies are Sherwin-Williams Co., NL Industries, Inc., and Millennium Holdings LLC.  Atlantic Richfield, a fourth company, was held not liable.  The paint makers will be required to clean up lead paint in the state.  The amount of the cleanup costs and mitigation could be in the millions of dollars.  The Superior Court Judge  in the case, Judge Michael Silverstein, will hear arguments on the issue on Monday.  The remedies in the case could range from complete removal of the lead pain and fresh repainting to recoating the lead paint with a protective coat.  By Eric Tucker, Associated Press. |Findlaw|

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