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January 20 - January 24, 2014

A California judge has handed three former makers of lead-based paint their first big defeat and a $1.15 billion abatement tab. Good call or bad call?


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Good call. Paint makers should be held liable for their products. 29%
Bad call. Let the buyer, user and building owner beware. 71%


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Tagged categories: Commercial Buildings; Laws and litigation; Lead; Residential; Sherwin-Williams

Comment from Robert Ikenberry, (1/20/2014, 8:45 AM)

I don't really considerthis a buyer beware issue and think the phrasing of the question is biased. More like an abuse of the all to prevalent attitude, if there's a problem, somebody (else) ought to pay for it for me. What actually happens is typically the lead atorneys make a bundle and all the injured parties get pennies...


Comment from Erik Ferrar, (1/21/2014, 8:17 AM)

I agree with Robert. The lawyers make a killing and the real victims end up with nothing or very little.


Comment from Tom Schwerdt, (1/21/2014, 8:39 AM)

I agree with Robert as well.


Comment from David Bishton, (1/22/2014, 10:39 AM)

The issue of whether a manufacturer knowingly promoted a product it knew to be hazardous is the same one the tobacco and asbestos industries faced. It's important to know, because in the latter 2 it turned out there were "smoking guns" everywhere.


Comment from Jim Pigott, Jr, (1/23/2014, 8:21 AM)

The lead Paint law was only for pregnant women and children under a certain age (like 2 year old). Then it got expanded to everybody. I do not understand, when the law passed the only concern was pregnant women and very young children. People that eat paint are very few.


Comment from Tom Schwerdt, (1/29/2014, 3:35 PM)

Early research found severe issues with high levels of lead, particularly for developing brains. Newer research has found health problems at lower and lower levels of lead, and for everyone who is exposed.


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