Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Judge: Inmate's Claim For Rights Violation Due To Lead Exposure Valid

Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Judge: Inmate's Claim For Rights Violation Due To Lead Exposure Valid

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that an inmate who was instructed to clean lead-based paint and asbestos had stated a valid claim for violation of his civil rights in connection with exposure to the hazardous chemicals (Norman Walter Hirscher v. Brad Smith, et al., No. 14-0340, N.D. Calif.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 105729).

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