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$1B 'retroactive liability' lead paint case vs paint makers could pave way for overreach, Calif. appeals panel told

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 24, 2017, 6:31pm

Lawyers for three current and former paint manufacturers on the hook for a $1.15 billion judgment over the presence of lead paint in more than 3 million California homes have asked a California appeals court to overturn that judgment, saying the judge overreached and trespassed on legal turf more properly reserved for lawmakers, and to rule otherwise would open a virtual Pandora’s box of further judicial abuses and other unforeseen harms on homeowners, businesses and taxpayers, alike.