Lead Paint Defense

The Maryland Court of Appeals in Jackson, et al. v. The Dackman Company, et al., No. 131, September Term 2008 (Md. Oct. 24, 2011), struck down as invalid a statutory provision in Maryland’s Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing Act (“Act”) that provided immunity from liability to landlords if: (1) they achieved full compliance with certain requirements under the Act including registration and timely renewal of rental properties constructed prior to 1950; compliance with applicable risk reduction and response standards; and compliance with notice requirements to tenants; and (2) they had opportunity to make a qualified offer of up to $17,000 for reasonable relocation and medical expenses.

In light of the Dackman decision, landlords have found themselves facing a great deal of uncertainty and many are concerned that they may now be potentially exposed to huge liability claims, even if they previously had been fully compliant with the Act’s provisions.

PK Law’s experienced Lead Paint Liability Defense Attorneys can assistant landlords with:

  • Defense of Lead Paint Cases
  • Asset Protection

and can assist lead paint insurance carriers and claims representatives with:

  • Defense of Lead Paint Cases
  • Presentations on Maryland’s Evolving Lead Paint Laws