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Vermiculite regulation update
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • July 10 2013

New York City building owners and tenants are required, prior to any significant demolition or alteration work, to perform environmental testing to

Maryland high court strikes down statutory caps on landlords' liability to tenants for lead paint injuries
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2011

Maryland landlords face vastly increased liability for tenants’ claims of lead paint injuries, following a recent decision by the Maryland Court of Appeals

Kentucky residents sue Diageo over “whiskey fungus” growth on property
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 22 2012

Several Louisville, Kentucky, residents and a business owner have filed a putative class action against Diageo Americas Supply, Inc., alleging that one of its distilling operations has caused an accumulation of “the fungus Baudoinia compniacensis, colloquially referred to as ‘whiskey fungus,’” on their real and personal property

Chinese drywall - manufacturers still refusing to compensate U.S. homeowners
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2011

Inez Tenenbaum, the head of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, said this week that the U.S. has not been able to persuade Chinese officials to agree to compensate U.S. homeowners for losses associated with Chinese manufactured drywall

PCBs in building caulking beware the enforcer
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • September 27 2012

A recent enforcement case in USEPA Region I highlights the continuing regulatory risks posed to commercial property owners by building materials containing polychlorinated bi-phenyls

New EPA lead-based paint regulations go into effect
  • Lowenstein Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • July 6 2010

EPA's new regulation imposing federal work practice standards for renovation or repair of building areas that may contain lead-based paint went into effect on April 22, 2010

Chinese drywall HUD and CPSC issue guidance on remediation of Chinese drywall
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 10 2010

On Friday April 2, 2010, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued “interim remediation guidance” to homeowners impacted by Chinese manufactured drywall

Lead-based paint regulatory update: the E.P.A.’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RPR) Rule
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2010

As of April 22, 2010, rental property owners, construction firms, and contractors will need to pay heed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule, 40 CFR 745.80 through 40 CFR 745.92

Chinese drywall - Senate bill could facilitate effecting service of process on foreign defendants
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 28 2009

Legislation recently introduced in the United States Senate could help homeowners haul foreign manufacturers of allegedly defective Chinese drywall into court

Chinese Drywall Capitol Hill update - Senate Subcommittee will conduct hearings and house orders study of available property insurance
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2009

The Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance (the “Subcommittee”) will hold the first Congressional hearings on Chinese Drywall on May 21st at 10:30 a.m