SCOTUS rejects corporate appeal — Lead Paint Decision Stands!

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected appeals from Conagra Brands and Sherwin-Williams Co., leaving intact a ruling that requires them to pay more than $400 million for lead-paint remediation in California.

The rebuff, issued without comment Monday, is a blow to business groups, which had called for high court review in the hope of derailing other suits over climate change, opioid addiction and gun violence…

The cities and counties said the companies and their trade associations promoted lead paint as safe well after they learned that it caused irreversible neurological harm, particularly to children. Lead paint was banned in the U.S. in 1978 but remains on the walls of many homes.

Overdue – not just the ruling; but, corporate profiteers taking responsibility for the poison they maintained for years after they new of the risk presented by lead paint. Time to pay up for the clean up.

2 thoughts on “SCOTUS rejects corporate appeal — Lead Paint Decision Stands!

  1. Meanwhile says:

    Meanwhile, an estimated 15 million to 22 million people, or 5% to 7.5% of our nation’s population, drink water delivered through lead pipes and almost three decades after the landmark Lead and Copper Rule went into effect children and pregnant women are being poisoned by lead in our nation’s drinking water, in part because there is no requirement that the EPA be notified about where lead pipes are. https://www.dcreport.org/2018/11/14/why-the-epa-wont-get-the-lead-out-of-our-water/ There are no safe levels of lead in drinking water. Low levels of exposure to lead in children are linked in hyperactivity, anemia, lower IQs, physical and learning disabilities and slowed growth. In pregnant women, lead can be transmitted to the bones of the developing fetus. In adults, lead can lead to memory loss and high blood pressure. Bones can retain lead for decades.

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