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September 3, 2010

Landfill Owner Sued by Residents

Acknowledgement to Great American A residential community located one half of a mile from a landfill sued the landfill owner and operator for odor issues and devaluation of the property. The suit also alleged that truck traffic related to the site operations resulted in the release of contaminated dust to adjacent properties.

September 1, 2010

Illegal Meth Lab Found in Apartment

Acknowledgment to Great American The owner of an apartment building entered a unit that had been vacated and discovered that the renter had left behind an illegal meth lab and related chemicals. The renter could not be located and the landlord was left with the responsibility for the clean-up. Not only did the owner have […]

September 1, 2010

Mold Causes Problems at Upscale Apartments

Acknowledgement to Great American Widespread mold caused multiple problems for tenants and the property owner. A few years after construction of an upscale apartment community, tenants complained about mold in bathrooms. Multiple buildings and units within the complex experienced similar problems over the next few months. Some tenants moved out and filed claims for alleged […]

July 22, 2010

Developers on the Hot Seat

Eight real estate development companies in Maine have been cited by the EPA for failing to adequately disclose the presence of lead paint in apartment buildings. The complaints allege that the developers did not alert tenants that lead paint was or may have been present where they knew young children were living. The defendants had […]

July 12, 2010

Home Builder Ordered to Pay to Resolve Clean Water Act Violations

A nationally recognized home builder was recently fined $1 million in Clean Water Act violations at nearly 600 construction sites in 18 states and the District of Columbia. The company was also ordered to implement a stormwater compliance program to improve their “compliance with stormwater run-off requirements at existing and future construction sites.  (Source: http://washington.bizjournals.com) The […]

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