Judge Orders $1.1B Award for Safe Removal of Lead Paint
A judge in Santa Clara County has ordered three paint companies to pay $1.1 billion for the safe removal of lead paint from millions of homes across 10 California cities and counties. The judge ruled that the companies marketed the paint knowing that it was harmful to children's health. Lead exposure has been linked to learning disabilities and other health issues in children.
- "Judge: Paint Companies To Pay Calif. Cities $1.1B" (Elias, AP/U-T San Diego, 12/16).
- "Firms To Pay $1.1 Billion in Long-Running Lead Paint Lawsuit" (Barboza, Hartford Courant, 12/16).