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January 31, 2008
Lead paint companies to file arguments in appeal
PROVIDENCE -- Three former lead paint makers plan to file their arguments in an appeals case potentially worth billions of dollars.
The companies -- Sherwin-Williams, NL Industries and Millennium Holdings -- lost a landmark public nuisance lawsuit two years ago brought by the state attorney general. The lawsuit accused the companies of contaminating homes with toxic lead paint.
Lawyers for the companies plan to file their appeal arguments today with the state Supreme Court.
Attorney General Patrick Lynch wants those companies to pay 2.4 billion dollars to clean up roughly a quarter-million homes in Rhode Island.
Company lawyers have called the plan legally flawed and want the verdict overturned.
-- Associated Press
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