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    fungi: legal, law, litigation, insurance issues

    Molds in buildings become so prominent as to frequent in media and court houses. "Damages in mold claims consist of both property damage claims and personal injury claimsĄ­ damage claims can include remediation expenses, costs for mold testing and inspection, attorney fees, punitive damages and claims for medical monitoring." -This link was checked on Dec. 2006APA

    Mold was responsible for the insurance industry paying $1.3 billion in claims in 2001. -- Casarona, R. B. and Mcqueen, A. E., 2002, Legal issues involving mold contamination

    View a This link was checked on Dec. 2006court judgement by SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, and read a This link was checked on Dec. 2006comment on this judgement

    This link was broken when checked on Dec. 2006US mold controversy by Crawford & Company

    This link was broken when checked on Dec. 2006Mold and home insurance. It may not be covered.

    This link was broken when checked on Dec. 2006Indoor Toxic Mold: A Mushrooming Problem?

    This link was checked on Dec. 2006Coping with the mold menace! some insurance companies started to exclude mold damage coverage.

    A good article on This link was broken when checked on Dec. 2006Mold Contamination Litigation: Is Its Bark Worse Than Its Bite? by Jeffrey Alitz, Esquire

    This link was checked on Dec. 2006The Mould (Litigation) Epidemic Third Party Mould Claims in Canada by Wilson Clark of a BC law firm.

    This link was broken when checked on Dec. 2006Mold Claims Legislation and liability trends by James G. Koustras, 2003 on Engineered Wood Journal.. "Nationwide (US), mold claims have more than doubled from $1 billion in 2001 to an estimated $2.5 billion in 2002, according to the Insurance Information Institute".

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      This link was checked on Dec. 2006mold and law
      an excellent site on issues of insurance, law and litigation issues of molds; links to molds in homes, schools, and buildings;

      This link was broken when checked on Dec. 2006mold info and articles by a law firm
      images of molds, article from law viewpoint, and many links to other sites

      This link has not been checked.Mold

      This link was checked on Dec. 2006Mold Links - PLRB
      by Property Loss Research Bureau -- a not-for-profit, national association at the leading edge of claims information.

      This link was checked on Dec. 2006MoldUpdate
      "the mold issue, including litigation, legislation, regulations, media coverage, mold science, expert witness services, maintained by the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies.

      This link was checked on Dec. 2006Toxic Mold Legal Network
      An online mold litigation resource

    Related References (22)
    Condo owners' deluge of woe, by Sorensen, E., 1998
    Coupled heat, air and moisture transfer - the base of the durability of facade repair systems, by Haeulp, P., Neue, J. and Fechner, H., 1997
    Daylighting guide for Canadian commercial buildings, by PWC, 2002
    Exterior insulation and finish systems, by Nisson, N. and Best, D., 1999
    Hygroscopic moisture transport in wood, by Time, B., 1998
    Lawsuits grow as moulds multiply: Homeowners are seeking damages in Canada and the U.S. as moulds bring host of health problems , by Mucalov, J. and G. Mucalov abstract:, Mucalov, J. and Mucalov, G., Mucalov, J. and Mucalov, G., 2002
    excellent overview of issues, parties, stats, current, in US
    Legal issues involving mold contamination, BSC Final Report: Lessons Learned from Building America Participation, by Casarona, R. B. and Mcqueen, A. E., 2002
    Literature review of exterior insulation finish systems and stucco finishes, by Cheple, M. and Huelman, P. H., 2000
    Managing Mold, and Lawsuits , by Romano, J., 2003
    Methods of measuring the moisture diffusivity at high moisture levels, by Janz, M., 1997
    Microbial contamination litigation: expert witnesses and scientific evidence, by Cross, w. H., 2001
    Moisture in the roofs of cold storage buildings, by Tobiasson, W. N., Greatorex, A. R., Fabian, B. A., 1998
    Moisture propagation in multizone buildings proposition of a coupled energy-moisture-airflow model, by Woloszyn, M., Rusaouen, G., Duta, A., Daguse, T. and Hubert, J-L, 2000
    Mold and law, by Lozano, G. D. A., 2002
    Mold growth and IAQ woes at three-year-old school spark lawsuits by school district, students, and staff in Texas towns, by Anon, 2000
    Mold problem is slow growing , by Angelo, W. J., 2002
    Solving water intrusion and mold problems in North Carolina, legal claims arising out of mold and water problems, by Bryson, D. K. and Rhine, J. R., 0
    North Carolina's first settlement
    Synthetic stucco (EIFS) settlement will provide up to $20 million for homeowners nationwide, by Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll's, 1998
    Tentative settlement of EIFS class action with parex announced, by Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll's, 1999
    The Mould (Litigation) Epidemic, Third Party Mould Claims in Canada, by Stockenstrom, H., 2002
    Understanding mold in the property restoration industry, by Servpro Industries, Inc, 2001
    Wood-destroying fungi in residential construction, by Smulski, S., 1996

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