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October 20, 2020

South Carolina School District Faces $3M in Repairs from Mold Damage

Source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/, October 20, 2020 Officials for a South Carolina school district say it could cost up to $3 million to fix damage and prevent the future spread of mold that was discovered in two buildings. Construction workers found the mold from high water activity inside the walls of a Beaufort County elementary school and […]

January 9, 2019

Millbrook students ‘home’ after months-long mold cleanup, repairs

Source: https://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com, January 9, 2018 By: Nina Schutzman A Millbrook district elementary school is open again, nearly four months after shutting down for mold remediation and renovations. And for Elm Drive Elementary’s 160-plus students, the re-opening of their building brought a fresh start and a homecoming. Elm Drive had been closed since September. While remediation and […]

November 13, 2018

NBC10 Boston Responds: New House Nightmare

Source: https://www.nbcboston.com, November 7, 2018 By: Leslie Gaydos Christie and Mike D’Andrea are rebuilding their lives after they lost their home. “It’s like having a house fire, you lose everything, its tragic,” said homeowner Christie D’Andrea.“You say your house is full of mold and you’ve lost everything people kind of look at you and go, […]

August 30, 2017

Lead-Based Paint Is a “Pollutant” within CGL Pollution Exclusion

Source: http://www.constructionrisk.com, August 2017 By: Kent Holland Where lead-based paint was ingested by a tenant’s child, the tenant sued her landlord for injuries allegedly sustained by the child. The landlord tendered the claim to its commercial general liability (CGL) insurer who, instead of defending the case, filed a declaratory judgment action seeking a determination that […]

December 13, 2016

Paterson schools mishandled asbestos, mold removal alleges ex-employee in lawsuit

Source: http://patersontimes.com, December 13, 2016 By: Jayed Rahman The former environmental occupational health and safety officer for the Paterson Public Schools claims the state-operated district improperly handled asbestos and mold removal at a number schools buildings in a lawsuit filed in New Jersey Superior Court. Brenda Zemo, who worked at the district over the past […]

January 28, 2016

Illinois Appellate Court Rejects Insurer Contention That “Broad and General” Pollution Exclusion Barred Mold-Related Claims

Source: http://www.lexology.com, January 28, 2016 By: Alexander J. Bandza, Jenner & Block Certain jurisdictions interpret the pollution exclusion more expansively than others, but a recent Illinois decision interpreting Texas law suggests that this expansiveness has its limits.  In re Liquidation of Legion Indemnity Company, 2015 IL App (1st) 140452 (Ill. App. Ct. Nov. 10, 2015).  Legion concerned […]

May 31, 2013

Mold Hits Senior Care Facility

Source: Great American Environmental Division, May 2013 During recent interior room renovations at a highly rated senior assisted living facility, mold contamination was encountered on the surface and behind vinyl wall coverings. After inspection of over 35 rooms, the cause was determined to he increased humidity levels brought on by occupants opening windows and allowing […]

March 22, 2013

Sick Building Blues

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January 30, 2013

Got Mold?

Source: XL Group Insurance, Construction Insider, January 2013 By: Kimberly MacDonald & Marlin Zechman Chances are everyone reading this article has observed or experienced mold in some form or another. Whether it was a damp, dark basement where you could smell the musty odor or your college dorm bathroom where cleaning was not at the […]

December 14, 2012

Resurgent mold litigation in Sandy's wake

Source: http://www.lexology.com, December 1, 2012 By: William A. Ruskin, Epstein Becker Green There is a significant risk that there will be a resurgence of mold claims and mold litigation in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Sandy left behind thousands of homes and offices in New York and New Jersey with flood-soaked flooring and sheet rock […]

December 6, 2012

Mold economic injury claim rejected

Source: http://www.lexology.com, November 2, 2012 By: Sean Wajert, Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP The issue of mold-related litigation remains of interest to our readers, perhaps even more so in the aftermath of the widespread damage from Sandy. Recently a federal judge rejected claims alleging that Welk Resort San Diego allowed mold to grow in its […]

June 28, 2012

New York Court Clarifies Liability Threshold for Mold Infestation

Source: http://www.agentsofamerica.org By: Michael Zigelman, Esq. and Kirsten Ennis, Esq. of Kaufman Dolowich Voluck & Gonzo LLP Although New York City real estate landlords and co-op and condo board members typically do not inhabit the properties they own and manage, a recent First Department decision gives them reason to fear the impact of mold infestation. After […]

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