New Ohio AG Drops Suit Against Lead Paint Cos.

Law360 (February 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Newly elected Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray has voluntarily dismissed a lawsuit lodged by his predecessor that accused nearly a dozen lead paint manufacturers and distributors of creating a public nuisance by spreading lead paint around the state.

Cordray filed a notice of dismissal Friday in the Court of Common Pleas for Franklin County, Ohio, where the suit had been pending since 2007 against several big-name companies, including Atlantic Richfield Co., ConAgra Grocery Products Co. and Sherwin-Williams Co.

The attorney general said in a statement that...
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