The Rhode Island Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a case against three companies which once manufactured lead-based paint. The state filed suit against Sherwin-Williams, Millenium Holdings LLC, and NL Industries, Inc. nearly a decade ago, attempting to force the three companies to fund a multi-billion dollar remediation effort against harmful lead paint in many older homes and neighborhoods.
The suit, filed under a legal theory known as “public nuisance,” is one of only a few of its kind in the country. Similar lawsuits against the lead paint industry in the have been unsuccessful.
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