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July 8, 2020

LAWSUIT CLAIM: GL Homes Delivered Seven Bridges Home With Mold, Air, Window, Other Defects

Source: https://bocanewsnow.com/, July 8, 2020 Builder GL Homes — operating as GL Building Corp. — and several related companies are facing a lawsuit in Palm Beach County Circuit Court filed by one of the first homeowners in the community of Seven Bridges. The new home was sold for just under $1M to buyers from Cold […]

June 17, 2020

Crews begin to tear down UMKC’s troubled student housing — 12 years after it opened

Source: https://www.kansascity.com/, June 16, 2020 By: Mara Rose Williams Work crews are taking the first steps to tear down the shuttered Oak Place Apartments at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, a 12-year-old building riddled with leaky pipes, sagging floors and mold. The university determined in February that the student residence at 5050 Oak St. was […]

June 15, 2020

Driller charged over contamination in ‘Gasland’ town

Source: https://www.startribune.com, June 15, 2020 By: Michael Rubinkam An energy company faces felony charges for polluting residential water wells in a Pennsylvania community that has long been a battleground in the national debate over natural gas drilling and fracking. Houston-based Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. was charged Monday following a grand jury investigation that found […]

June 9, 2020

Residents near Amazon’s $1.5B Kentucky air hub project sue Whiting-Turner Kokosing JV

Source: https://www.constructiondive.com/, June 2, 2020 By: Kim Slowey Homeowners living near the $1.5 billion Amazon Air hub project at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in Hebron, Kentucky, have filed a lawsuit against general contractor Whiting-Turner Kokosing JV for alleged damages that blasting and other earthwork activity caused to their homes. The plaintiffs are seeking […]

May 13, 2020

New Hampshire Ball Bearings sues after new system fails to protect groundwater

Source: https://www.unionleader.com/, May 12, 2020 By: Jonathan Phelps New Hampshire Ball Bearings in Peterborough has sued two companies in federal court after the installation of an environmental barrier failed to properly treat contaminants seeping into nearby groundwater. The company claims a system installed by New Jersey-based GeoSierra Environmental Inc. did not deliver the proper treatment […]

May 7, 2020

Illinois Sues Developer, Contractors Over Coal Plant Implosion

Source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/, May 7, 2020 The Illinois attorney general’s office has filed a lawsuit against a developer and two contractors for the release of contaminants during the implosion of a smokestack at a defunct Chicago power station. The lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court alleges Hilco Redevelopment Partners and its general contractors, MCM Management […]

April 30, 2020

San Francisco’s Treasure Island residents sue Lennar, others for $2B, claim failed toxic cleanup

Source: https://www.constructiondive.com/, January 28, 2020 By: Kim Slowey In addition to the $2 billion plus legal fees, the plaintiffs are asking the court to require that the defendants remediate the property to an acceptable condition; conduct safety and health assessments for those living, working or attending school on the island; and stop any development, construction, […]

March 26, 2020

Who Pays When Remediation Goes Wrong? A Federal Court’s Evaluation of Contractor Liability

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (“CERCLA”) has been a prodigious generator of litigation for decades. First, the government sought to compel potentially responsible parties (“PRPs”) to clean up contaminated sites. Then, those PRPs who were found liable or who settled with the government sought contribution from other PRPs. Now, even after these […]

February 3, 2020

‘Rotting from the inside:’ Fast-growing Philly developer accused of defective building

Source: https://whyy.org, January 31, 2020 By: Meir Rinde Megan Murray felt happy when she bought her condo in Kensington. She loved the walkable, up-and-coming neighborhood and was proud she could afford a $320,000 new construction home with high-end finishes. She wasn’t too worried, at first, that the neighbor in the condo next door said there […]

January 30, 2020

Firm not liable for deadly Bruce Mansfield gas leak, lawyers say

Source: https://www.ellwoodcityledger.com/, January 27, 2020 By: Chrissy Suttles Lawyers for Cleveland-based engineering firm URS Corp. Ohio say the company is not responsible for a toxic gas leak that killed two workers at the Bruce Mansfield power plant in 2017. A Cleveland-based engineering firm is not liable for the toxic gas leak that killed two workers […]

December 16, 2019

Five Amherst high school teachers suing contractor for "exposure to toxic chemicals" in school

Source: https://www.wkbw.com/, December 16, 2019 By: Ali Touhey Five Amherst Central High School teachers are suing a local contractor after they claim they got sick after being exposed to toxic substances at school. The group, which is prohibited by state law from taking legal action against the school district, has filed suit against Turner Construction Co. in […]

October 31, 2019

Methane leak in Brighton worries homeowners

Source: https://www.whec.com, October 30, 2019 By: Kaci Jones There’s a smelly situation out in Brighton. Homeowners on Howland Avenue say there’s an odor in the air making them sick. It’s been there for a couple days. Neighbors have been worried it could be something toxic. News10NBC learned the root of the problem. Aces Energy and […]

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