Supreme Court rules against St. Louis in lead paint suit

1 decade 3 years 2 weeks ago Tuesday, June 12 2007 Jun 12, 2007 Tuesday, June 12, 2007 3:54:15 PM CDT June 12, 2007 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A divided Missouri Supreme Court rules against the city of St. Louis in a fight over who should pay to clean up lead paint in homes. In a four-to-three decision, the Supreme Court upheld a lower court's finding that the city could not proceed with a lawsuit against lead paint makers. Lead paint has been banned since 1978 because it can cause health problems and developmental disabilities in children. But thousands of older homes still contain it. The suit sought cleanup costs from several lead paint and lead pigment manufacturers, with Benjamin Moore as the lead defendant. The question was whether the paint makers could be held responsible, even though the city could not prove they made the particular paint used in a given home.

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