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Rhode Island wins lead paint suit

State is 1st to see verdict vs. makers

By Raja Mishra
Globe Staff / February 23, 2006

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In a case that was watched closely by Massachusetts officials, the State of Rhode Island won a first-ever verdict yesterday against the makers of lead-based paint, with a jury deciding that three companies must clean more than 300,000 homes of lead contamination and may potentially be forced to pay out billions of dollars in damages. (Full article: 906 words)

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