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State v. Lead Industries Ass’n
Citation:951 A.2d 428 (2008)
The State of Rhode Island (Plaintiff) sued eight former lead pigment manufacturers (Defendants) for manufacturing, promoting, distributing, and selling lead pigment for use in residential paint, despite knowing that lead is hazardous to human health. The lawsuit was under a theory of public nuisance, as well as other claims that were ultimately not pursued at trial. The Plaintiff sought an injunction as well as compensatory and punitive damages. The Defendants filed a motion to dismiss.
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