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Suit Alleging Drug Distributor Was a “Pill Mill” Requires Defense - Why it matters: A Kentucky federal court held that the claimed impact in a suit brought by the West Virginia Attorney General – alleging that...more

Lead Paint Companies Hit With Billion Dollar Judgment in California Public Nuisance Case

In a decision with potentially far-reaching impacts, a California state court has ordered three major paint companies to pay $1.15 billion to clean up lead paint in homes throughout California. People v. Atlantic Richfield...more

Difficulties Filing A Chinese Drywall Lawsuit

A few years ago, Ms. Colleen Stephens vacated her 5,000 square-foot, newly renovated home overlooking the bay in Virginia Beach. She and her family moved into a smaller home located further inland. While not happy with the...more

Tarion Overhaul of Major Structural Defect Procedures

Tarion has introduced significant changes to the major structural defect claims process. These changes will affect all condominium projects where the first arm’s length agreement of purchase and sale was signed after July 1,...more

Class Action Lawsuits Against Condo Developers

Last August we blogged about several incidents of breaking glass on balcony railings in some downtown Toronto condos. As a result of those incidents two class actions have been commenced against the developers and the...more

Sulfide Gases From Chinese Drywall Deemed Pollution for Which There Is No Coverage

The court in Nationwide Mutual Ins. Co. v. Overlook, LLC, ___ F. Supp.2d ___, 2011 WL 1988396 (E.D. Va. May 13, 2011) ruled that a pollution exclusion barred coverage for a lawsuit arising from a developer’s installation of...more

Appellate Panel Saves Notice Defense in Single Family Lead Paint Cases

Appellate Panel Saves Notice Defense in Single Family Lead Paint Cases...more

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