Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - 7th Circuit: Risk Contribution Theory Against Lead Paint Makers Is Constitutional

Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - 7th Circuit: Risk Contribution Theory Against Lead Paint Makers Is Constitutional

CHICAGO - A panel of the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 24 reversed and remanded a case asserting liability against the former makers of lead-based paint, ruling that the risk-contribution theory of liability for lead pigment claims does not violate the due process, takings or interstate commerce clauses of the U.S. Constitution (Ernest Gibson v. American Cyanamid Co., No. 10-3814, 7th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 14212).

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