Bloomberg Law
Feb. 15, 2018, 10:08 PM

Paint Companies Take California Lead Spat to Supreme Court

Carolyn Whetzel
Carolyn Whetzel
Staff Correspondent

Sherwin-Williams Co., NL Industries Inc., and ConAgra Grocery Products Co. want the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a California court decision requiring them to clean up lead paint in homes built prior to 1950.

The companies are taking their fight to the federal judiciary after the California Supreme Court on Feb. 14 denied without comment their petitions asking it to review a state appellate panel’s order finding them liable for cleaning up lead paint in seven counties and three cities.

“It is bad law and bad policy,” the companies said in a Feb. 15 joint statement announcing that ...