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March 1, 2006

Rhode Island May Not Recover Punitive Damages for Lead Paint Contamination

Rhode Island may not seek punitive damages against the lead paint manufacturers found liable last week for having created a public nuisance in the state.  According to the Associated Press, the court concluded that there was no evidence that the defendants had engaged in reckless or wilfully wrongful conduct.  The companies remain liable for the costs of cleaning up the contamination.

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