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January 23, 2017

Construction mishap reveals asbestos at SCC

Source:, January 19, 2017 By: Ritchie Starnes The discovery of asbestos inside SCC’s signature building has led to its closure until May. A construction mishap during the summer led to the discovery of asbestos in a glue compound used beneath the tile floor in the Patterson building on the campus of Stanly Community College. […]

December 9, 2016

Construction company claims insurance provider failed to protect it

Source:, December 8, 2016 By: Kristin Danley-Greiner A trial date has been set for the end of January in an insurance coverage case to determine who is responsible for water and mold damage sustained in a condominium. Saarman Construction Ltd. was hired by a homeowners association to complete repairs on the exterior of a […]

August 4, 2016

Federal Environmental Requirements for Construction

Source: What Do You Need to Consider? Do you perform clearing, grading, or excavation activities? Do you build roads, golf courses, playing fields, homes, or buildings? Are you involved in demolition activities? Will you discharge dredged or fill material to a waterway or wetland? Are you involved in tunnel or pipeline projects? If so, […]

February 16, 2016

KB Home to settle on statewide construction defects

Source: Orlando Sentinel (FL), February 15, 2016 Posted on: KB Home reached a settlement with the Florida Attorney General’s Office involving construction defects, failure to disclosure problems to buyers and denial of home-warranty claims for 1,688 houses across the state. At the core of the state’s three-year investigation were construction defects that led to […]

June 24, 2015

N.J. Court finds underlying settlement reasonable, orders insurer to pay

Source:, May 20, 2015 By: Amy B. Briggs, Donna M. Carlton, Christine Spinella Davis, David B. Killalea, Stephen T. Raptis and Robert H. Shulman, Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP Why it matters: A New Jersey appellate panel ruled that an insured’s settlement of an underlying action involving alleged defective installation of windows was reasonable and […]

May 23, 2011

Condo owners awarded $7.7 million

Source: Post & Courier (Charleston, SC), May 21, 2011 Posted on: Mark Teseniar was skeptical when his telephone rang in 2007. On the line were his tenants who had just moved into a Johns Island condominium that he and his wife, Nan, own at Twelve Oaks at Fenwick, off Maybank Highway. “They complained pretty […]

February 24, 2011

$4.3M mold verdict buried in litigation

Source: The Times Tribune, Scranton, PA, February 24, 2011 By: Steve McConnell A $4.3 million toxic mold jury verdict in October involving two homeowners, their ruined “dream” home, a North Pocono township and a private contractor remains buried in litigation. More money, or a lengthy appeals process, could be at stake, according to recent court […]

December 20, 2010

El Dorado Hills asbestos levels don’t warrant full-scale study, U.S. report says

Publication Date 04/05/2010 Source: Sacramento Bee (CA) El Dorado Hills residents face increased risks of disease from exposure to naturally occurring asbestos, but asbestos levels don’t appear to be high enough to warrant an extensive health study, according to federal health officials. A “health consultation” report released last week by the Agency for Toxic Substances […]

December 10, 2010

EPA Cleaning Up Land for New Home Development

Read here about how the EPA is cleaning up land that will become a new home development.

September 21, 2010

Child Diagnosed With Lead Poisoning

Acknowledgement to Great American A child who lived in an apartment building constructed in the 1970s was diagnosed with lead poisoning. The renovation of the building by a painting contractor allegedly caused unsafe conditions for the child. The parents of the child filed a bodily injury claim against the painting contractor. As part of the […]


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