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State Net Capitol Journal: California Lead Paint Ruling May Spur More Lawsuits
Posted on 26 Dec 2013 by State Net

Over the last 25 years, public agencies across the country have failed at least 50 times to convince courts that paint manufacturers should have to foot the bill for removing lead-based paint from homes built before the federal government banned that... Read More

California High Court: Contingency Fee Agreements In Lead Paint Action Deficient
Posted on 26 Jul 2010 by James Cordrey

SAN FRANCISCO - (Mealey's) The California Supreme Court on July 26 found that contingency fee agreements between numerous California municipalities and their counsel as part of a public nuisance suit against the lead paint industry are deficient under... Read More

Millennium Holdings To Pay $8.7 Million To Settle Lead Paint Claims
Posted on 24 Jun 2011 by James Cordrey

SAN JOSE, Calif. - (Mealey's) The attorneys representing 15 plaintiffs, including various California municipalities, that sued the former makers of lead-based paint in state court announced June 23 that Millennium Holdings LLC will pay $8.7 million... Read More

Restoring the Lead Paint RRP Opt-Out - How Does it Affect You?
Posted on 21 Jun 2012 by Christopher G. Hill

We've discussed the Lead Paint RRP requirements in the past here at Construction Law Musings. Since its passage almost a year ago, there has been a lot of debate about its necessity and cost. While this debate is interesting, I recommend a Google... Read More

R.I. Judge: Lead Paint Firms Must Pay Own Legal Fees
Posted on 26 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PROVIDENCE R.I. - (AP) Three companies that sold lead-based paint and were sued by the state in a landmark case cannot recover money they spent defending themselves in the lawsuit, a judge ruled Tuesday. Rhode Island in February 2006 won a jury verdict... Read More