Compliance Is Not Immunity From Lead Paint Claims

Law360, New York (December 2, 2011, 3:47 PM EST) -- On Oct. 24, 2011, Maryland’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, issued its decision in Jackson v. Dackman Co., and found that the immunity provisions of the Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing Act are unconstitutional.

Previously, the act provided property owners with immunity from lead-based paint claims if they complied with its provisions and/or if a qualified offer was made. However, for reasons discussed in more detail below, the court held that the immunity provisions of the act are unconstitutional because the statutory remedy provided...
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