Mold Claims And Habitability. Legal news and articles for April 18 - 21, 2017

What 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 claimsHome insurance premiums must be brought under controlLawsuit blames linens at third UPMC hospital for mold deathAllentown School Board votes down Jackson building revamp to alleviate overcrowded Ramos ElementaryJacksonville mom voices concerns over apparent unkempt concession standsUPMC sued again by family of patient who died after mold infectionWhy Texas needs Hailstorm Claims ReformAmazon Data Center Chief Schools Oracle CEO on Cloud ClaimsFeds put Beech Nut on the hook for Canajoharie asbestos cleanupSidney woman threatens to sue Waterville over building air qualityMDA reminds Minnesotans to use pesticides and fertilizers with careTake a Tour of Russia's Giant New Arctic Military Base

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Rebuild Livingston holds flood relief summit for insured & uninsured
www.brproud.comApril 5, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La (LOCAL 33) - Thursday, April 6th, the most knowledgeable flood experts in the community will come together for the first time ever to host a Flood Relief Summit for the insured and uninsured homeowners of Livingston Parish. Rebuild ...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 »

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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 »

Home insurance premiums must be brought under control
The News-PressApril 21, 2017

... they often do so under pressure and before their insurance representatives can inspect damages. The AOB process attracts dishonest contractors – including some water extraction companies, mold remediators, roofers and others – who inflate claims costs.more »

Lawsuit blames linens at third UPMC hospital for mold death
Bradenton HeraldApril 21, 2017

A lawsuit blames linens for causing the mold-related death of a leukemia patient at a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospital. Thursday's lawsuit claims that Katherine Landman's October 2015 death is the seventh at a UPMC hospital allegedly ...more »

Allentown School Board votes down Jackson building revamp to alleviate overcrowded Ramos Elementary
WFMZ AllentownApril 21, 2017

The school district claims the plan reduces overcrowding at Ramos and allows for a more effective administration of support services. As a result, Jackson and Ramos students can share the same green space and playground in ... Ramos Kindergarten ...more »

Jacksonville mom voices concerns over apparent unkempt concession stands
ActionNewsJax.comApril 21, 2017

Claims by a local parent of rodent droppings, mold and exposed electrical wires inside a local Little League concession stand are serious health concerns. The mother claims that photos taken inside the Argyle Forest Park concession stand show mold ...more »

UPMC sued again by family of patient who died after mold infection
Pittsburgh Post-GazetteApril 21, 2017

The lawsuit bases much of its negligence claims on an internal UPMC investigation that found mold — similar to what the patients contracted - at the Paris Cleaners facility Feb. 1 and Feb. 2, 2016. UPMC, however, contends the seven cases are not linked.more »

Why Texas needs Hailstorm Claims Reform
Corpus Christi Caller-TimesApril 20, 2017

What we're seeing today is reminiscent of the “mold crisis” that created turmoil in the state's insurance marketplace in the early 2000s. That crisis, created by rampant litigation of “toxic” mold claims between 1997 and 2002, hurt both consumers and ...more »

Amazon Data Center Chief Schools Oracle CEO on Cloud Claims
FortuneApril 20, 2017

Oracle's business selling online applications in the same mold as the Salesforce model is growing fast. But its public cloud business—in which companies rent basic storage, computing, and networking resources—is tiny. In Oracle's last fiscal quarter ...more »

Feds put Beech Nut on the hook for Canajoharie asbestos cleanup
Albany Times UnionApril 20, 2017

In its order, EPA also claims that Beech-Nut knew of the asbestos danger in 2012 before selling the property for $200,000 to Ohio-based developer Todd Clifford in 2013. The EPA cleanup order also names B & B Recycling LLC, of Broken Arrow, Okla., which ...more »

Sidney woman threatens to sue Waterville over building air quality
Kennebec Journal & Morning SentinelApril 19, 2017

WATERVILLE — A former College Avenue business owner is threatening to sue the city if it does not do something about a building she claims is ridden with mold and bacteria and should be condemned because of dangerous air quality. Erika Russell, of ...more »

MDA reminds Minnesotans to use pesticides and fertilizers with care
Voice Of Alexandria (press release) (registration)April 19, 2017

Be wary of claims that products are completely safe, or of pressure to sign a long-term service contract. Recognize posted warning signs and avoid areas that have been chemically treated. Review the application record that shows what was used and how ...more »

Take a Tour of Russia's Giant New Arctic Military Base
NewsweekApril 18, 2017

Despite its college dorm aesthetics, the base can comfortably support 150 staff for up to 18 months, establishing the mold for Russia's post-Soviet military strategy. It is the ... Russia is one of five countries with claims over the North Pole and the ...more »

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