One by one, it's coming to be a wrap for those seemingly jerry-made public nuisance cases against the former lead paint industry. The City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin formally dismissed with prejudice its public nuisance claim against Mautz Paint Company, which is now owned by Sherwin-Williams.
But The Horror [yeah, right from Joseph Conrad's dark thinking] is not completely over. Still pending is the Santa Clara, California lead paint public nuisance litigation. As yet, the CA Supreme Court has not yet set a date for oral arguments on the contingency aspect of the lawsuit. The CA appeals court had approved the use of contingency in government cases, as long as the latter controlled the litigation Download H031540. Here the National Paint and Coatings Association [NPCA] argues in an amicus brief against contingency Download AmicusBrief.