“…The People of the State of California (plaintiff) prevailed… The trial court ordered ConAgra, NL, and SWC to pay $1.15 billion into a fund to be used to abate the public nuisance created by interior residential lead paint…”
Recently, a California court ruling found paint companies guilty of creating a public nuisance.Paint companies were promoting lead-based paint for interior residential use. We now know that lead-based paint is bad. The court ruling requires the paint companies, not the homeowners, to pay the cost of abating lead-based paint in two cities, seven counties, and one city/county (dang it San Fran…).
- Santa Clara County
- San Francisco City/County (Yes, San Francisco is considered both a city and a county)
- Alameda County
- Los Angeles County
- Monterey County
- City of Oakland
- City of San Diego
- San Mateo County
- Solano County
- Ventura County
- Residential Environmental Hazards: Guide for Homeowners, Homebuyers, Landlords and Tenants (approved by the California Department of Real Estate and Health Care Services, and other state agencies). Available as a free pdf download at cdph.ca.gov.
- Protect your family from lead paint in your home (issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Consumer Product Safety Commission, and Department of Housing and Urban Development). Available as a free pdf download at epa.gov.
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