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Former Lead-Based Paint Producers Win NJ Court Ruling

June 20, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

New Jersey’s Supreme Court has dismissed the last remaining public nuisance claim brought by 26 towns and counties against former makers of lead-based paint, including DuPont and Sherwin-Williams. The state’s high court ruled 4-2 that the towns and counties failed to identify a special injury that could be compensated, and that “the conduct that has given rise to the public health crisis, is, in point of fact, poor maintenance of premises” and not the fault of paintmakers selling an “unregulated” consumer product. The ruling...

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