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Rhode Island Succeeds in Lead Paint Extortion

By on 2.23.06 | 10:12AM

A Rhode Island jury found three lead paint makers (back in the day lead paint makers) liable for the harms of their product yesterday. The suit was brought by the state, so the decision opens the door for other states to squeeze paint companies for health, education, and cleanup programs they don't want to fund.

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