MILWAUKEE, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following is a statement by Bonnie J. Campbell, spokesperson for defendants in lead pigment litigation and former Attorney General of Iowa, on today’s jury verdict in a case brought by the city of Milwaukee against NL Industries, Inc.:
“Today’s verdict in Milwaukee mirrors the outcome of lead pigment lawsuits in the only three states in which public nuisance cases have been fully adjudicated.
“In three states, public nuisance theories fostered by contingency fee lawyers in lead paint cases have been rejected. The Supreme Courts in Missouri and New Jersey last week threw out attempts to distort public nuisance law through lawsuits against former manufacturers of lead pigment or paint. In 2005, courts in Illinois also rejected a public nuisance lawsuit.
“The best way to protect children is to enforce laws that require landlords to maintain their property and that empower local boards of health to clean up properties when landlords won’t.”
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Contact: Prism Public Affairs
Mike Tetuan – 202-207-3638
Source: Atlantic Richfield Company, Millennium Holdings, LLC, NL Industries, Inc. and The Sherwin Williams Company
CONTACT: Mike Tetuan of Prism Public Affairs, +1-202-207-3638, for
Atlantic Richfield Company, Millennium Holdings, LLC, NL Industries, Inc. and
The Sherwin Williams Company
Web site: http://www.leadlawsuits.com/