EPA, HUD Settle Lead Paint Suit With Chicago Property Owners

Law360, Los Angeles (April 09, 2012, 8:03 PM ET) -- 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...
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