Judge Adds $50M to Award for Safe Removal of Lead Paint
On Tuesday, a judge in Santa Clara County added $50 million to the amount three paint companies must pay for the safe removal of lead paint from millions of homes across 10 California cities and counties. Last month, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge James Kleinberg ruled that the companies marketed the paint knowing that lead has been linked to learning disabilities and other health issues in children. The change brings the total amount the companies must pay to $1.15 billion.
- "California Judge Ups Lead Paint Verdict to $1.15B" (AP/Sacramento Bee, 1/7).