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March 17, 2011

Tampa Bay Water, reservoir engineer reach settlement

Source: Tampa Bay Online, February 21, 2011 The region’s water supplier settled today with the general contractor of its faulty reservoir but will continue to pursue a lawsuit against the engineering company that designed the 15-billion gallon structure. The settlement approved by Tampa Bay Water’s board calls for contractor Barnard Construction and subcontractor McDonald Construction […]

March 17, 2011

Fourth Street Bridge trapped in legal limbo

Source: The Examiner (San Francisco), February 19, 2011 By: Joshua Sabatini  The City’s Fourth Street Bridge project was plagued by millions of dollars in cost overruns and hundreds of days over schedule. The bridge work finished in 2006, but the headache continues with mounting legal bills as litigation over the project remains an ongoing […]

March 17, 2011

Bed Bug Lawsuit Goes to Court in Maryland

Source: http://www.newsinferno.com, March 15, 2011 Another bed bug lawsuit is making headlines, this time in Maryland. Sam Alfrey, the plaintiff in a small claims case against the owner of the Travelers Hotel LLC brought a bottle of dead bed bugs to court in a lawsuit seeking $2,480 for the rent he has paid since moving […]

March 17, 2011

$315,000 pollution fine for Sonoma County freeway work

Read here about this California county that was fined for environmental violations during highway construction.

March 17, 2011

SC Supreme Ct. Decision Insults Builders Seeking Construction Defect Coverage According To Construction Insurance Specialist

Source: http://www.prweb.com, February 15, 2011 In the recently filed case of Crossmann v. Harleysville, The SC Supreme Ct. reinstated the controversial line of “no occurrence claim denials” for construction defect under a General Liability policy. This ruling subverts the intent of the drafter’s of the General Liability policy form and manages to insult professional builders […]

March 17, 2011

Petersen architects owe Pitt $5.9 million

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, February 17, 2011 By: Chris Ramirez Two architecture firms must pay $5.9 million to the University of Pittsburgh for problems stemming from bad heating and air conditioning work in the Petersen Events Center, an Allegheny County judge ruled. Common Pleas Judge Joseph M. James ruled last month after a nonjury trial that Apostolou […]

March 17, 2011

PRINCETON: New lawsuit filed over high school construction

Source: The Princeton Packet, March 10, 2011 By: Stephanie Vaccaro As promised in late December, an additional lawsuit has been filed in relation to the construction project for Princeton High School. In late February Princeton Regional Schools filed a lawsuit against Hillier Architecture for approximately $5 million, said Superintendent Judy Wilson. Dana Ostrovsky, attorney for […]

March 16, 2011

Coal miner Consol to pay EPA $5.5 mn for pollution

Source: The Economic Times, March 15, 2011 Coal miner Consol Energy agreed to pay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency $5.5 million in civil penalties for Clean Water Act violations at six of its mines in West Virginia, the Department of Justice said on Monday. Consol will also spend an estimated $200 million in pollution controls […]

March 15, 2011

Plant cited for release of toxic chemicals

Source: Richmond Register (KY), March 12, 2011 Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection issued 10 notices of violation Thursday to the plant formerly known as Tokico, for its release of wastewater contaminated with a toxic pollutant. The department’s Environmental Response Team (ERT) responded Feb. 4 to a report from Hitachi Automotive Systems […]

March 15, 2011

Environmental concerns likely to alter planned Ohio pipeline

Source: Columbus Dispatch (OH), March 14, 2011 Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com The drilling boom that has created hundreds of natural-gas wells in Pennsylvania and West Virginia could shoot new pipelines across Ohio. State officials are weighing proposals for three pipelines that would help move ethane, propane and other liquefied natural-gas products to refineries in Ontario and […]

March 14, 2011

Mill Pollution Lawsuit May Be Dismissed

Read here about how the former owner’s of a Maryland steel mill have requested that a lawsuit be dismissed.

March 14, 2011

Metro removing asbestos from Farragut North, Union Station

Source: http://washingtonexaminer.com, March 9, 2011 By: Kytja Weir Asbestos has been found during renovations of Metro’s Farragut North and Union Station stops, The Washington Examiner has learned. Crews have been quietly working during off-hours to remove the cancer-causing flame retardant since last week, according to the transit agency. The remediation work is expected to last […]

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