The Supreme Court docket stated a lead paint choice in California will not be thought-about, leaving in place a ruling that required paint firms to fund the elimination of lead paint from California houses.
The Supreme Court docket on Monday stated it would not take up the difficulty.
Courts beforehand dominated in favor of 10 California cities and counties that argued ConAgra, NL Industries and Sherwin-Williams knowingly endangered public well being by promoting and promoting lead paint.
A Santa Clara County decide discovered lead paint to be a public nuisance and required the businesses to pay $1.15 billion for abatement. A California state court docket of enchantment final November upheld the discovering of public nuisance however stated the businesses solely must pay for abatement in houses constructed earlier than 1951.
The businesses had known as the earlier rulings unprecedented and famous lead paint was lawful on the time.
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