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Defense presents first witness in Calif. lead paint trial

Christina Aanestad Aug. 16, 2013, 2:21pm

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) -- The defense in a lawsuit against one-time lead paint and pigment manufacturers presented its first witness Thursday.

Lead paint plaintiffs respond to summary judgment motions

Christina Aanestad Aug. 15, 2013, 2:58pm

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - Plaintiffs pursuing a lead paint public nuisance case against five paint manufacturers responded to two defendants' motions for summary judgment by saying one of the companies used "sleight of hand" and "spin" to downplay its role in the "serious public health threat posed by lead paint."

Plaintiffs wrap up in lead paint trial; defendants plan to move for summary judgment

Christina Aanestad Aug. 13, 2013, 1:00pm

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Plaintiffs' expert says lead paint abatement could cost $1.4 billion

Christina Aanestad Aug. 9, 2013, 1:47pm

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Plaintiffs' expert in lead paint trial says industry took responsibility for public health

Christina Aanestad Aug. 8, 2013, 1:58pm

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Both sides in Calif. trial use same lead paint expert

Christina Aanestad Aug. 1, 2013, 3:43pm

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) -- Both sides in the trial against former lead pigment and paint manufacturers used a California state scientist as an expert witness this week.

Calif. lead paint trial enters third week

Christina Aanestad Jul. 30, 2013, 4:53pm

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) -- The public nuisance lawsuit against one-time manufacturers of lead pigment and paints continued into its third week of testimony Monday.

Testimony focuses on lead paint cleanup

Christina Aanestad Jul. 29, 2013, 1:50pm

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) -- Lead-based paint is a costly clean up; that's why 10 cities and counties in California are suing one-time lead pigment and paint manufacturers to cover the abatement costs of millions of homes in their jurisdictions, to the tune of an estimated $1 billion.

Lead paint witnesses talk about poisoned children

Christina Aanestad Jul. 29, 2013, 1:44pm

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) -- Key witnesses in the suit against the nations one-time top lead paint manufacturers told stories Friday about poisoned children in two of the jurisdictions waging the suit: Los Angeles and Santa Clara counties.

Calif. lead paint judge urges sides to settle this week

Christina Aanestad Jul. 24, 2013, 3:18pm

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) -- The judge presiding over an estimated $1 billion lawsuit against the manufacturers of lead paints and pigments urged both parties to "settle" during trial this week.

Plaintiffs' expert in lead paint trial says studies not California-specific

Christina Aanestad Jul. 20, 2013, 2:20pm

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) -- The expert health witness in a $1 billion public nuisance lawsuit against former manufacturers of lead-based paint and pigments never investigated lead exposure specific to California.

Plaintiffs' expert in Calif. lead paint trial never investigated lead exposure in state

Christina Aanestad Jul. 18, 2013, 9:10pm

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) -- The expert health witness in a $1 billion public lawsuit against former manufacturers of lead-based paint and pigments never investigated lead exposure specific to California.

UPDATE: Focus of Calif. lead paint trial shifts to expert testimony

Christina Aanestad Jul. 17, 2013, 8:30pm

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) -- Is lead based paint a public nuisance?