A bankrupt holding company has reportedly agreed to pay $8.7 million to settle nuisance claims brought by a number of California cities and counties alleging public health problems caused by lead paint in homes and buildings. The funds will apparently be used to remediate lead paint-related health issues. Other defendants include lead paint manufacturers and distributors; trial against them is expected in 2012. California prosecutors are seeking an order requiring the cleanup of lead-contaminated buildings and a monetary contribution for public health efforts. See Law360, June 24, 2011.