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NL Industries Settles Cal. Lead Paint Public Nuisance Claims

May 17, 2018, 3:24 PM

NL Industries Inc. struck a $60 million agreement with California and several Golden State cities over decades-old residential lead paint litigation, the San Francisco city attorney announced May 16.

The settlement, which is subject to court approval, arises from a public nuisance suit originally filed in 2000 by Santa Clara County on behalf of the people of California.

Other cities and counties joined the litigation, including the City and County of San Francisco; the Cities of Oakland and San Diego; and the Counties of Alameda, Los Angeles, Monterey, San Mateo, Solano, and Ventura.

The agreement does not include the other ...