Mold Claims And Habitability. Legal news and articles for April 21 - 27, 2017

Did emails settle a Superstorm Sandy claim before the insured brought suit?State Auditor Releases Scathing Audit On Fergusons Municipal CourtRenter claims landlord not making repairs, evicted WednesdayFerguson Court Audit Turns Up Illegal Fees, Missing Money in Moldy FilesSewage spills endangered Jackson County inmates, lawsuits claim ...Co-op conflicts: Lawsuits challenge Rombout Village finesAttorney General: D.C. Landlord Sued Over Apartment Building's ...Man finds a foreign substance floating in his Diet Peach SnappleLitigation to decide fate of abandoned properties in DeKalbToho Tenax Produces Carbon Fiber Part for Porsche GT3 Cup IITenant hopes to break the mold in Leominster apartmentWhat is making one school's former students sick? There are no easy answersCranberry weight-loss firm pays $2 million over ad claimsLawsuit blames linens at third UPMC hospital for mold deathCranberry weight-loss firm pays $2 million over ad claims

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Protesters want district to close school, saying mystery bug remains
Fort Worth Star TelegramMarch 28, 2017

The Arlington NAACP organized the rally to put pressure on the school district, which it claims hasn't done enough to find and fix the cause of the dizziness, nausea and other allergylike symptoms reported by students and staff of Nichols Junior High ...more »

PuroClean Looks to Claim Oklahoma City's $289 Million in Annual Water & Fire Damage
Franchising.com (press release)April 4, 2017

Known as the “Paramedics of Property Damage™,” PuroClean provides fire and smoke damage remediation, water damage remediation, flood water removal, mold removal and biohazard clean-up to commercial and residential customers. Founded in 2001 ...more »

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Did emails settle a Superstorm Sandy claim before the insured brought suit?
PropertyCasualty360April 27, 2017

Many property owners are still trying to rebuild and to settle claims with insurers. In one recent case, a federal district court in New Jersey has ruled that a jury would have to decide whether an insured and its insurer had reached a settlement of ...more »

State Auditor Releases Scathing Audit On Fergusons Municipal Court
STL.News (press release)April 27, 2017

After months of negotiations, the State Auditor's Office was forced to take the unprecedented step of hiring a mold remediation company. ... Pollock claims the footage shows Brown trading a bag of marijuana for Cigarellos with store employees. Pollock ...more »

Renter claims landlord not making repairs, evicted Wednesday
WBRZApril 26, 2017

A renter was evicted from her apartment Wednesday for withholding rent from her landlord. She says she has good reason.more »

Ferguson Court Audit Turns Up Illegal Fees, Missing Money in Moldy Files
Riverfront Times (blog)April 26, 2017

And even after the mold remediation team worked on the stacks of paper, auditors still could not find all the records they needed. "My forensic audit team was able to piece together partial records and receipts to indicate that at least $1,400 ... In ...more »

Sewage spills endangered Jackson County inmates, lawsuits claim ...
Kansas City StarApril 26, 2017

Former Jackson County jail inmates claim rights violations for being housed in cells that allegedly had sewage spilling onto the floors.more »

Co-op conflicts: Lawsuits challenge Rombout Village fines
Poughkeepsie JournalApril 26, 2017

In the spring of 2013, a resident at Rombout Village received a letter announcing he was being fined $50. The reason? Squirrels had been seen eating bread ...more »

Attorney General: D.C. Landlord Sued Over Apartment Building's ...
NBC4 WashingtonApril 25, 2017

Tenants have complained about bed bugs, infestations, mold and no heat.more »

Man finds a foreign substance floating in his Diet Peach Snapple
AZFamilyApril 25, 2017

A Valley man claims a Diet Peach Snapple made his whole family sick. "We had family ... While we can't be entirely certain until we analyze the product, it appears to us from the video posted to Facebook that the substance in the bottle is mold. In ...more »

Litigation to decide fate of abandoned properties in DeKalb
DeKalb Daily ChronicleApril 25, 2017

Along with numerous health hazards, the petition claims that leading into the 2014-15 school year, about when the building was declared uninhabitable, many apartments did not have functional plumbing. That led to human feces in the hallways and ...more »

Toho Tenax Produces Carbon Fiber Part for Porsche GT3 Cup II
Composites Manufacturing MagazineApril 24, 2017

The company claims that compared to current state of the art processes – which uses fabric based on carbon fiber being draped manually in the mold – the Tenax® PvP process produces preforms automatically without internal cuts and draping effects.more »

Tenant hopes to break the mold in Leominster apartment
Sentinel & EnterpriseApril 23, 2017

It wasn't until she started taking a closer look under her kitchen sink that she started to blame the mold. "My daughter had just started walking, and she was opening the cabinets under the sink. Under the sink is where the really bad part is," she said.more »

What is making one school's former students sick? There are no easy answers
Bradenton HeraldApril 21, 2017

Now, a new group of elected leaders say they want to investigate the claims. The Board of County Commissioners will discuss the issue Tuesday, and school board members have called for a joint meeting with county commissioners. But many already know ...more »

Cranberry weight-loss firm pays $2 million over ad claims
WPXI PittsburghApril 21, 2017

Landman's infection came from a type of mold that entered her sinuses after she was admitted to Shadyside for a bone marrow transplant, says the lawsuit, filed by her husband. Doctors performed surgery on her sinus cavity to remove the fungus, but they ...more »

Lawsuit blames linens at third UPMC hospital for mold death
WJAC JohnstownApril 21, 2017

Thursday's lawsuit claims that Katherine Landman's October 2015 death is the seventh at a UPMC hospital allegedly caused by linens provided by Paris Cleaners, of DuBois, and the first filed in a death at UPMC Shadyside hospital. The other allegedly ...more »

Cranberry weight-loss firm pays $2 million over ad claims
WPXI PittsburghApril 21, 2017

Landman's infection came from a type of mold that entered her sinuses after she was admitted to Shadyside for a bone marrow transplant, says the lawsuit, filed by her husband. Doctors performed surgery on her sinus cavity to remove the fungus, but they ...more »

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