Bartlit Beck Wins Before the Wisconsin Court of Appeals in $150 Million Lead Paint Public Nuisance Case

November 2008

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals affirmed a complete defense verdict in favor of NL Industries in a $150 million public nuisance case brought by the City of Milwaukee.  Significantly, the Court of Appeals found that "the evidence reflected that the nuisance was unknown to NL Industries until after its conduct had ceased."  Don Scott, Andre Pauka, and John Hughes obtained the verdict for NL in the trial court in June 2007.  John Hughes argued the appeal.

Click here for Milwaukee – Wisconsin Journal Sentinel article.