Torts Keyed to Dobbs
Lewis v. Lead Industries Association
The plaintiffs are parents of children who may have been exposed to lead and may develop serious medical conditions as a result. They sued and proposed a class action against (1) a trade association that promoted the use of lead pigments and (2) defendants who manufactured and marketed lead pigment for use in its paint. The plaintiffs alleged that of the defendants warned consumers of the danger of lead in paint for children. Moreover, the plaintiffs brought a civil conspiracy claim against the manufacturing defendants, alleging that they conspired to market, produce and promote the use of lead pigment in paint. The trial court dismissed the civil conspiracy count but the appeals court reversed.
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