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IS A LEAD PAINT INJURY COVERED?
THE BOTTOM LINE: Perhaps In Nebraska. In a recent case, State Farm Fire And Casualty Company v. Dantzler, No. A-12-1042 (Dec. 17, 2013), the Nebraska Court of Appeals determined that an absolute pollution exclusion clause in a State Farm policy may cover a lead paint loss. The defendant, Dantzler, was a landlord. A renter sued, claiming that his son was poisoned by high levels of lead paint on Dantzler's rental property. At the time of [...]