The Mississippi Supreme Court has ordered a trial in a lawsuit brought by a mother and son against Sherwin Williams Co., in which they claim the company was responsible for the lead paint that made the boy sick.

The suit was filed in 2000 in Jefferson County Circuit Court by Shermeker Pollard of Fayette on behalf of herself and her son, Trellvion Gaines, who was then 9. A trial judge ruled in favor of the Cleveland-based paint manufacturer in 2003.