Sherwin-Williams' Attys Fought CDC Lead Rules, Judge Hears

Law360, San Francisco (July 25, 2013, 8:31 PM EDT) -- Attorneys for Sherwin-Williams Co. refused to identify themselves at a public hearing where they objected to federal guidelines protecting children from lead poisoning, a Centers for Disease Control adviser testified Thursday in a trial over whether the paint maker and others are liable for contamination in California homes.

Perry Gottesfeld, a member of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention, testified in California state court that when he and the committee developed those guidelines in 2011, attorneys for the defendants attended a meeting and...
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