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Paintmakers Must Pay for Lead Cleanup; Firms Denied New Trial

12:48 PM MDT | July 24, 2007 | Kate Phillips

Rhode Island Superior Court Judge Michael A. Silverstein ruled last week that three former makers of lead-based paint must clean up homes and public buildings that contain the paint, which was banned in 1978. The judge also denied a request by the companies, Sherwin-Williams (SW), NL Industries, and Millennium Holdings, for a new trial. The defendants will appeal the judge’s decision to the Rhode Island Supreme Court, says Bonnie Campbell, former Attorney General of Iowa, and spokesperson for the paintmakers. “The Supreme Court of Rhode Island has to...

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