MISS Jury Awards $7 Million in Lead Paint Personal Injury Lawsuit

Today, James Cordrey, legal editor at LexisNexis, confirmed that a jury in Mississippi returned a verdict against Sherwin-Williams in “Shermeker Pollard, et. al. v. The Sherman-Williams Co. Inc., et al.” According to the E-mail Bulletin, issued by MEALEY’S LITIGATION REPORT: LEAD, that jury “handed down a $7 million verdict against The Sherwin-Williams Co. in favor of a boy who had claimed that the defendants were strictly liable and negligent for selling lead paint that was used on his house and resulted in his lead poisoning … The verdict, handed down June 25, awarded economic damages only, as punitives were not sought.”

The plaintiff Shermeker Pollard, reports Cordrey, individually and on behalf of her son Trellvion Gaines, filed the original complaint in Jefferson County Circuit Court against:

NL Industries
Robert Case d/b a Fayette Lumber & Supply Company
William Darsey, individually and d/b/a Darsey Hardware Company and Darsey Hardware & Furniture Company
Hirsch’s Store.