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NL Industries To Pay $60M To End Calif. Lead Paint Suit

Law360 (May 17, 2018, 8:21 PM EDT) -- After nearly two decades, a slew of California cities and counties have accepted a $60.2 million deal from NL Industries Inc. to end lead paint allegations in California state court and fund remediation of lead paint in homes, the San Francisco city attorney announced Wednesday.

As part of the agreement, NL Industries has agreed to remove its support from a ballot initiative that would seek to invalidate a previous judgment against NL and other paint companies, the city attorney said.

“The hazards of lead paint have...
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