RT ECP: Mold

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

Risk Scenario presented by Risk & Insurance Part I:  The Scenario Part II:  The Analysis

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 […]

February 6, 2012

Lawsuit claiming mold caused illness to go forward

Source: Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA), February 3, 2012 Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com A lawsuit claiming a boy was sickened by longstanding moldy conditions at his elementary school will move forward against the School Board and two of its employees, albeit with fewer claims, a judge decided this week. Circuit Judge Rodham T. Delk Jr. dismissed claims of simple negligence […]

October 28, 2011

Maryland University Students Move to Cruise Ship After Mold Overtakes Dorms

Source: http://www.foxnews.com, October 27, 2011 Hundreds of students in Maryland will get a crash course in water-borne living when they are moved onto a cruise ship this weekend to escape the mold that has overtaken their college dorm rooms. The students from St. Mary’s College are being forced off-campus by wet weather that has dogged […]

September 1, 2011

Employees Sue After Mold Exposure

Read here about a group of Louisville employees who are suing after allegedly being sickened by mold exposure.

July 27, 2011

'Common' Mold Discovered in Two Duke Residence Halls

Source: http://today.duke.edu, August 31, 2006 A Duke official said the mold does not present any serious health risks to students Duke University officials have discovered a common form of mold in two residence halls on West Campus and will begin treating it next week. A Duke official said the mold does not present any serious […]


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