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Judge raises fine in Sherwin-Williams lead paint case

9:50 AM MST | January 8, 2014 | Vincent Valk

A judge in California has increased the fine to be paid by Sherwin-Williams (SW), NL Industries, and ConAgra in a lead paint case, from $1.1 billion to $1.15 billion. The decision, by Superior Court Judge James Kleinberg of San Jose, holds the three companies liable for lead paint poisoning in several California municipalities, including San Diego, San Francisco, and Los Angeles County. The decision was first announced last month. At the time, analysts expected the companies to appeal the decision and noted that SW has never settled or lost a lead paint case. The...

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