Sherwin-Williams Used Lead To Avoid Stigma, Judge Hears

Law360, San Francisco (August 21, 2013, 5:28 PM EDT) -- Sherwin-Williams Co. wanted to remove lead from its paints in the early 1900s, but legal and commercial hurdles forced it to continue using the toxin, a defense expert testified Wednesday in a trial over whether the company and others are liable for contamination in California homes.

A group of 10 California cities and counties first filed the suit in 2000 seeking to prove that the sales of paint and pigments containing lead contributed to the contamination of private homes and apartment buildings and risked residents' health....
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