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Thomas v. Mallet

Supreme Court of Wisconsin
701 N.W.2d 523 (2005)


Steven Thomas (plaintiff) brought a claim of negligence against several lead-paint manufacturers (Pigment Manufacturers) (defendants). Thomas was born in 1990 and lived in two different houses in the early 1990s that featured paint with white lead carbonate, a product known to cause lead poisoning. Thomas suffered serious injuries due to his exposure. At trial, Thomas attempted to recover under a theory of market-share liability, but the court of appeals refused to apply market-share liability to Thomas’s claim. Thomas appealed the decision.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Butler Jr., J.)

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