As members of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s team engage in talks with New York City Council members about improving the city’s public housing stock, the city is also fighting numerous legal battles with public housing residents suing over lead paint.

The New York City Housing Authority was handed a loss in the courts just a few weeks ago when a Bronx jury awarded a $57 million jury verdict to Tiesha Jones, a housing authority resident whose daughter Dakota Taylor was poisoned by lead paint in their apartment, as well as lead paint in Taylor’s babysitter’s apartment.

Thomas Giuffra