An attorney for Sherwin-Williams Co. told the Mississippi Supreme Court on Tuesday that the company is not liable for the illnesses of a Mississippi boy who might have eaten lead-contaminated paint chips.

A Jefferson County jury in 2009 awarded $7 million in damages in the lawsuit filed on behalf of Trellvion Gaines and his mother, Shermeker Pollard of Fayette.

Read the complete Businessweek story, “Sherwin-Williams’ appeals Miss. lead paint verdict.”