lead paint

Oct 19, 2020

Landlord’s insurer seeks to limit exposure in $1.5M judgment

An effort by a Baltimore victim of childhood lead paint exposure to collect on a $1.53 million judgment has moved to federal court, where her former landlord’s insurer seeks a judicial court order that it owes only a prorated portion of the award and her attorney counters that more is owed, as well as post-judgment […]

Nov 13, 2019

Jury finds Kennedy Krieger liable for lead exposure for study participant’s sibling

A Baltimore jury found Kennedy Krieger Institute liable for the lead exposure of a child whose sibling was part of its lead paint study in the 1990s, marking the first time there has been a verdict against the institute for the program. The Lead-Based Paint Abatement and Repair and Maintenance Study, or R&M study, exposed newborns and children […]

Jul 24, 2019

Jury awards $2.3 million to man in Baltimore lead paint case

A Baltimore jury awarded $2.3 million to a man who has permanent brain damage due to exposure to lead paint as a child. DeShawn Fisher, who lived from his birth in 1993 to 1995 in a home on Baltimore’s Montpelier Street that contained lead paint, was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and had behavioral […]

Jun 6, 2019

Baltimore jury awards over $1.7 million in lead paint case

A Baltimore jury this week awarded more than $1.7 million to a brain-damaged victim of lead poisoning sustained during the 18 months the then-preschooler lived in a rental property in the city in the late 1990s. The circuit court jury deliberated for about two hours before finding City Homes Inc. liable for negligently managing Dilan […]

Apr 23, 2019

Appeals court finds class settlement interferes with consumer protection case

The Court of Special Appeals reversed a trial judge’s approval of a settlement with victims of an exploitative lead paint settlement scheme, finding the parties could not bargain away the Maryland Consumer Protection Division’s right to seek restitution from the company. Access Funding LLC acquired 163 structured settlements from 100 victims and obtained $33.8 million […]

Feb 25, 2019

Baltimore jury awards $2.2 million lead paint verdict

A Baltimore jury awarded $2.2 million to a man who has permanent brain damage from having been exposed to lead paint as a child. After deliberating for two days and one hour on the third day, a jury of two men and four women on Friday awarded $1,100,000 in economic damages to Savon Johnson, 24. […]

Jan 21, 2019

Baltimore jury awards $1.8 million lead paint verdict

A Baltimore jury has awarded $1.8 million to a woman who has permanent brain damage from being exposed to lead paint as a child. The jury deliberated for nearly two hours following a five-day trial before awarding Lea Gardner, 21, $1 million in economic damages and $800,000 in non-economic damages on Friday, according to attorney […]

Dec 19, 2018

Baltimore jury awards $3 million in lead paint case

A Baltimore jury awarded $3 million to a woman exposed to lead paint as a child, the third and largest verdict she has received in a case that has been reversed twice due to issues with expert testimony. The jury deliberated for eight hours before awarding Starlena Stevenson, now 28, $1 million in economic damages […]

Oct 15, 2018

Supreme Court rejects lead-paint maker appeals in $400M case

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected appeals from Sherwin-Williams Co. and Conagra Brands Inc., leaving intact a ruling that requires them to pay more than $400 million for lead-paint remediation in California.

Aug 13, 2018

Md. high court: Kennedy Krieger owed duty to siblings in lead study

The Kennedy Krieger Institute can potentially be held liable to the brothers and sisters of participants in its controversial lead-paint abatement study in Baltimore.

May 8, 2018

Kennedy Krieger seeks dismissal of sibling suit over lead-paint abatement study

ANNAPOLIS – An attorney for Kennedy Krieger Institute told a skeptical Maryland high court Tuesday the research facility owed no legal duty to siblings of participants in its controversial 1990s lead-paint abatement study in Baltimore and thus cannot be sued by them for their alleged exposure to and poisoning from lead. Judges on the Court […]

Feb 7, 2018

Md. top court to decide whether siblings of participants in Kennedy Krieger lead-paint abatement study can sue

Maryland’s top court will determine if siblings of participants in the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s lead-paint abatement study more than 20 years ago can sue the institute for negligence. The Court of Appeals on Monday granted Kennedy Krieger’s petition for writ of certiorari in the case of Ashley Partlow, who was too old to take part in […]

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