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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 […]

September 9, 2019

An inside look at a failed roofing repair

Source: https://www.constructiondive.com, August 14, 2019 By: Kim Slowey Dive Brief: San Diego State University, inewsource reported, mishandled a $2 million renovation of its College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts building to the point that a former OSHA official called the project, which ended up shutting down the building because of released toxins in the air, “a […]

September 3, 2019

California Supreme Court rules late notice no bar to insurance claims

Source: https://www.businessinsurance.com, August 30, 2019 By: Judy Greenwald In what is described as a pro-policyholder ruling, the California Supreme Court held Thursday that it is a fundamental policy that California policyholders can proceed with their claims even if they give late notice, unless their insurer can prove it substantially prejudices it. Read more.

August 30, 2019

Engineers put $6 million pricetag on cleanup at Harrisburg wall collapse site

Source: https://www.pennlive.com, August 29, 2019 By: Christine Vendel Cleanup of the Harrisburg wall collapse site next to the Mulberry Street Bridge in Harrisburg is expected to cost about $6 million, engineers revealed Wednesday, putting a pricetag on the project for the first time. Read more.

August 15, 2019

Heritage Landing Couple Says In $10 Million Lawsuit That Mold In Residence Made Them Sick, House Not Habitable

Source: https://www.chattanoogan.com, August 14, 2019 A couple that bought a condominium at the upscale Heritage Landing on the Tennessee River said mold under the house made them sick and the house no longer habitable. Tim and Muffy Mitch are suing the Heritage Landing Condominium Association, Morris Property Management, PDM Engineering, Mack McCarley of PDM, Precise […]

June 21, 2019

In rural Alaska, school districts deal with a legacy of unaddressed contamination

Source: https://www.ktoo.org, June 19, 2019 By: Rashah McChesney There are thousands of open contaminated sites in Alaska.  Typically, when one is discovered, it’s up to the landowner — or the person responsible for making the mess — to clean it up.  But there are dozens of sites where this process has broken down — where it isn’t […]

June 7, 2019

IU’s lawyers say the university isn’t contractually obligated to keep its rooms clean

Source: https://www.idsnews.com, April 28, 2019 By: Lexi Haskell Here’s what else you’ve missed with the lawsuit. IU is not contractually obligated to provide clean, safe or mold-free housing to its students, attorneys representing the university’s Board of Trustees have argued in a court filing. More than 20 IU students who lived on the Bloomington campus […]

May 21, 2019

Defects in west Denver homes highlight what can happen when development outpaces everything else

Source: https://denverite.com, May 20, 2019 By: Donna Bryson The ensuing legal tangle calls into question how city building officials ensure that developers can meet the demand for housing — and do it safely. After the city raised safety concerns so serious that new beams had to be installed to support a row of homes in […]

May 21, 2019

Ongoing asbestos cleanup forces 2 New Orleans schools to spend another year at temporary spots

Source: https://www.theadvocate.com, May 19, 2019 By: Marta Jewson Two New Orleans charter schools will spend a second year in temporary facilities as multimillion-dollar asbestos remediation jobs stretch into another school year. The schools — Lafayette Academy in Carrollton and Rosenwald Collegiate Academy in Algiers — had previously been expected to move into their permanent buildings […]

May 17, 2019

A dangerous delay

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com, May 16, 2019 By: Jenn Abelson, Amy Brittain and Sarah Larimer The University of Maryland waited 18 days to inform students of a virus on campus. That decision left vulnerable students like Olivia Paregol in the dark. It had been six days since Olivia Shea Paregol walked out of the University of Maryland […]

May 16, 2019

Frantic parents fear for kids after radioactive contamination found at Ohio middle school

Source: https://www.nbcnews.com, May 16, 2019 By: Safia Samee Ali “It’s so scary that my child has been exposed to this because I have no idea how it’s going to affect him,” one mother said. Ashley Day has always worried about the health risks of living a few miles from a defunct nuclear power plant in […]

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