EPA, HUD Settle Lead Paint Suit With Chicago Property Owners
By Jonathan Randles
Law360, Los Angeles (April 9, 2012, 8:03 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Monday that they have settled a lawsuit against two Illinois-based real estate management companies that had allegedly failed to tell tenants of the presence of lead paint in 14 Chicago-area buildings.
Wilmette Real Estate & Management Company LLC, WR Property Management LLC and their affiliated entities will replace windows and remove lead-based paint from windows in the buildings, HUD said in a statement. The estimated cost of the window replacement and other...