Standards Needed for Mold Exposure, Testing and Remediation

Currently, federal or state established standards of safety thresholds for mold exposure are are non-existent.  Scientific agreement has not even been reached on whether mold (or various types of mold) are hazardous or injurious to health.  Nor are there standards for...

Preventing Mold-Related Nondisclosure Claims

By:  Gordon Rees, L.L.P. (Each of the three articles in this issue were written by attorneys with the law firm of Gordon Rees.  Contact information may be found at the conclusion of the third article). Property owners and managers are increasingly faced with claims...

Mold Problems Increase: Is Coverage Available?

The presence of mold in buildings and the resulting health effects are increasingly becoming a public concern. Office buildings have been evacuated, homeowners are fleeing their homes, renters are being relocated, and schools have been closed all due to what some...

Insurer and Environmental Consultant Have No Duty to Warn of Mold

A tornado tore the roof of Haney’s house. Haney hired a contractor to repair the damage and filed a claim for damages with his homeowner’s insurer. Before the repairs were completed, rains further damaged the house. The insurer, Fire Insurance Exchange...