Lead Lawsuit Tossed

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A Manhattan judge has dismissed a suit brought by Community Preservation Corporation (CPC) and other housing groups challenging the validity of the city's new lead paint laws. Justice Louis York of State Supreme Court found that CPC did not have legal standing to sue. The ruling states that though the groups' economic concerns were “sufficiently concrete,” they were not proper grounds for a lawsuit under the State Environmental Quality Review Act. The same judge also dismissed a nearly identical case brought by the Rent Stabilization Association (RSA), a landlords group. Matthew Chach

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