Saturday, June 16, 2018

CA: Legislation Sought to Protect Utilities, Lead Paint Manufacturers

As a western U.S. resident currently suffering through rather dramatic wildfires here in the Laramie, WY area, this story from TortsProfBlog caught my eye:

In California, the "tort wars" have been quiet recently.  That may change due to wildfires and a court decision finding lead paint manufacturers liable for a public nuisance.  The state's utilities, potentially on the hook for billions of dollars in damage caused by wildfires, and lead paint manufacturers have sought legislation to protect themselves from damages.  The Mercury News has details.


Michael C. Duff

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