California judge bucks nationwide legal trend in ordering paint companies to pay $1.1 billion

  • by: PAUL ELIAS , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 17, 2013 - 7:25 PM

SAN FRANCISCO — Paint makers could face a surge of lawsuits after a California state court judge ordered three companies to pay $1.1 billion to help government agencies get rid of lead from an estimated 5 million homes in the state.

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