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First Trial Against Lead Paint Manufacturers Ends in Defense Verdict

After announcing an all-out war on lead paint manufacturers last year, plaintiff's lawyers came up empty-handed when a Baltimore jury returned a defense verdict for NL Industries and PPG Industries in the first case against lead paint manufacturers to go to trial.  The plaintiff, Tyrone Parker, represented by Peter Angelos, claimed that exposure to lead paint as a child caused a seizure at age 2, a second seizure nearly 40 years later, and that the second seizure caused a car crash that induced epilepsy.  NL Industries was represented by Michael Jones from Kirkland's Washington, D.C. office and Donald Scott of Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott.
This article appeared in its entirety in the August 21, 2000 issue of Lawyers Weekly USA.