ARCO, DuPont Can't Shed Lead Paint Claims

Law360, San Francisco (April 8, 2013, 7:07 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Monday refused to toss claims that Atlantic Richfield Co. and DuPont Co. misled consumers about the dangers of lead-based paint, finding there was enough evidence that DuPont promoted lead paint without health warnings and that ARCO’s predecessor sold it in-state.

In a sweeping ruling on four motions in the case, Santa Clara Superior Court Judge James Kleinberg sided with the state of California's arguments at every turn. He rejected ARCO's motion for summary judgment arguing the plaintiffs hadn't proven that its alleged...
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