Issue Date: April 9, 2007
Ohio sues lead paint makers
Ohio has become the second state to sue former lead paint makers. Using the same strategy Rhode Island used???charging paint makers with creating a public nuisance???Ohio's attorney general filed a suit against Sherwin-Williams, DuPont, and others. Rhode Island won its suit in 2006, but paint makers have appealed the decision to the state Supreme Court. In a related case, a California superior court judge barred a consortium of cities and counties from hiring outside lawyers on a contingency fee basis to pursue claims against lead paint makers.
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