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RULING ON LEAD PAINT CLASS ACTION SUIT HOLDS CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HOUSING AUTHORITY RESPONSIBLE

 RULING ON LEAD PAINT CLASS ACTION SUIT HOLDS
 CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HOUSING AUTHORITY RESPONSIBLE
 PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday's ruling on a class action suit filed by Philadelphia public housing residents was extremely favorable for its plaintiffs, according to plaintiffs' attorney, Maryann Monheit-Bell.
 Monheit-Bell, an associate at the Law Offices of Herbert Monheit, said, "This ruling has opened the door for our plaintiffs. The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) has its back against a wall and will now be forced to rectify this serious situation."
 The class action, Hurt, et al. vs. Philadelphia Housing Authority, et al., E.D. Pa., No. 91-CV-4746, was filed against the PHA, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City of Philadelphia and lead paint and pigment manufacturers last July. While U.S. District Judge James T. Giles dismissed all claims against the paint and pigment manufacturers and HUD, he refused to dismiss several claims against the Philadelphia Housing Authority.
 "It's these claims that we hope will ultimately be successful for our plaintiffs," said Monheit-Bell.
 For more information on the ruling, contact Monheit-Bell or Michael Monheit, at the Law Offices of Herbert Monheit, 215-561-2100.
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