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Friday, November 2, 2007

Sherwin-Williams Is Not Happy With DuPont's Settlement in Rhode Island Lead Paint Case

LegalNewsLine is reporting that Sherwin-Williams is challenging portions of DuPont's pretrial settlement with Rhode Island over lead paint:

"In addition to valuing the overall DuPont settlement, Sherwin-Williams also moves to disgorge two monetary amounts from the settlement that were improperly diverted to two purely private purposes, to satisfy either the Attorney General [Patrick Lynch]'s or the State's counsel's private interest," attorneys for Sherwin-Williams wrote.

First is $2.5 million earmarked to pay Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Sherwin-Williams says the money is used to satisfy a pledge made previously by Motley Rice, the plaintiffs firm hired by the State to pursue the case on a contingency fee basis.

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The second is an allotment of $1 million to Brown University, Lynch's alma mater.

--BC

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