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Big Suits: Parker v. NL Industries, PPG Industries

Congratulations to the Kirkland team that successfully defended NL Industries in the first lead paint case to go to trial. Maryland residents Tyrone Parker and his wife claimed that lead paint chips he ingested as a toddler in the 1950s caused cognitive deficits and permanent damage to his central nervous system, leading to seizures and epilepsy.  The Baltimore jury returned a verdict for NL Industries Inc., and PPG Industries, Inc.

The Kirkland team representing NL Industries included partners Timothy Hardy and Michael Jones and associates Charles Duross and Anthony Klapper. (All are in Kirkland's Washington, D.C. office.) 

This article appeared in its entirety in the September 2000 issue of The American Lawyer.