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Sherwin-Williams, ConAgra Lose Bid for Re-do in Lead Paint Case

Dec. 7, 2017, 4:09 PM

Sherwin-Williams, NL Industries and ConAgra Grocery Products failed to convince a California appeals court to reconsider its decision to uphold but trim a lead paint public nuisance ruling.

The case could have a broad impact beyond California, affecting public nuisance litigation in a wide range of areas from climate change to opioids, observers say.

The appeals court ruled Nov. 14 that a $1.15 billion trial court order against the companies must be recalculated, but upheld the liability finding.

It was the first appeals court decision to at least partially affirm a lead paint public nuisance award.

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