CPM Defends $1.15 Billion Lead Paint Judgment on Appeal for Children Around State
CPM continues its fight to hold three former lead paint manufacturers responsible for creating a statewide public nuisance in the landmark case of The People of the State of California v. Atlantic Richfield Co. et al. In January 2014, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge James P. Kleinberg entered a $1.15 billion judgment to be used to fund a state-run program that would address health risks to young children posed by lead paint in California homes. The three lead paint manufacturers have now sought appellate review of this judgment. Joe Cotchett, Nancy Fineman, Brian Schnarr, and support staff from CPM, along with numerous other public entity counsel, are working to preserve the judgment on appeal.