7th Circuit revives lead paint lawsuit

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A federal appeals court has revived a lead paint lawsuit in Wisconsin, which could also reactivate more than 170 other lead poisoning cases.

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a ruling by a federal judge in Wisconsin's Eastern District who in 2010 threw out a case involving a Milwaukee boy who suffered lead poisoning and sued a half dozen paint manufacturers. Judge Rudolph Randa, at the time, said the boy's lawsuit violated the due process rights of the defendants.

The Journal Sentinel says the ruling sends the case back to federal court in Milwaukee for further proceedings. Attorney Ralph Weber, who represents defendant American Cyanmid, says the counsel for all the companies had no comment on the ruling.

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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