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Cincinnati Sues over Lead Paint; New Law Prevents Future Suits

1:38 PM MDT | January 10, 2007 | Kara Sissell

The City of Cincinnati filed a lawsuit late last year against former lead-based paint manufacturers, claiming that remediation and health problems stemming from exposure to the paint are a public nuisance and that the firms should reimburse the city for associated costs. The defendants include Atlantic Richfield, Millennium Holdings, NL Industries, and Sherwin-Williams (SW). Cincinnati officials say they filed the lawsuit December 27, 2006 because the companies, led by SW, successfully lobbied the Ohio legislature to pass a law that becomes effective this year...

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