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Sherwin-Williams, NL face $1.1-billion lead paint ruling

5:58 AM MST | December 20, 2013

Sherwin-Williams (SW), NL Industries, and ConAgra foods were found liable to pay $1.1 billion to replace or mitigate lead paint in thousands of homes in California in a court ruling handed down on 17 December. The ruling, by Superior Court Judge James Kleinberg of San Jose, CA, orders the companies to pay the local governments of San Francisco, San Diego, and Los Angeles County to compensate for health damages related to lead paint. The companies have 15 days to appeal the ruling, which they will do if efforts to ask for a mistrial or retrial do not succeed, a...

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