Already dubbed "asbestos II" by lawyers for some plaintiffs, litigation over injuries caused by lead paint is growing rapidly. Residential landlords are the prime targets, but mortgage lenders are close behind.

To them, this litigation is a double threat. The expense will cause many landlords to default on their mortgage loans. And lenders themselves may be sued after their borrowers default.

Limited Time Offer

Save $400 off your subscription. Special offer ends April 30, 2017.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.