Judge Strikes Down Toledo Lead Law

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TOLEDO, Ohio - A judge has struck down Toledo's lead-safe law for rental properties. 

WTOL 11 reports Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Linda Jennings declared the law unconstitutional Friday afternoon. Jennings found the law was not fairly applied to rental property owners and that the city cannot give the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department the power to enforce the law. 

Judge Jennings also filed a permanent injunction against the implementation of the law. 

The City's lead-safe law required rental properties built before 1978 to be tested for lead paint. Those buildings with one to four until and at-home day cares were the structures targeted by the ordinance. 

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