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Plaintiffs’ expert says lead paint abatement could cost $1.4 billion

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Research director Dr. David Jacobs of the National Center for Healthy Housing and an authority in abatement procedures testified for plaintiffs Thursday that the cost of a lead paint abatement program could exceed $1.4 billion in the 10 California jurisdictions pursuing a “public nuisance” case against paint manufacturers.