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Paintmaker Wins Milwaukee Lead-Based Paint Case

5:48 AM MDT | August 7, 2007 | Kate Phillips

A Milwaukee jury rejected the city’s bid to recover roughly $53 million from former lead-based paintmaker NL Industries (Dallas, TX) for health and cleanup costs associated with products once sold by the firm. The jury found that the presence of lead paint in and on houses in Milwaukee to be a public nuisance, but ruled that NL could not be found liable for the nuisance. The ruling comes on the heels of two state Supreme Court rulings, in Missouri and NJ, that found that former lead paint manufacturers could not be held liable because there is no legally...

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