Cases & Deals

Sherwin-Williams defends lead paint actions brought by California cities and counties

Client(s) Sherwin-Williams Company, The

Jones Day is defending The Sherwin-Williams Company against claims brought by ten of California's largest cities and counties. Sherwin-Williams is appealing the trial court's decision ordering Sherwin-Williams, ConAgra, and NL, jointly and severally, to pay $1.15 billion into a fund for public education and the inspection and abatement of almost all privately owned, pre-1981 residences in the Jurisdictions.

County of Santa Clara v. Atlantic Richfield Co., Case No. 1-00-CV-788657 (Super. Ct. Santa Clara Cty., Cal.); Case No. S163681 (Cal. Super.); Lexis (2010) 50 Cal.4th 35; No. 10-546 (U.S.)