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Mold in the News
North Carolina Governor's Mansion Mold
Thursday, 06 April 2006
Governor's Mansion Mold Cleanup Should Have Cost Much Less
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The multimillion-dollar project to rid North Carolina's governor's mansion of mold has wrapped up, but an NBC-17 investigation found the state was slow to fix the problem and knew about it years ago. Next to the Biltmore Estate, the governor's mansion is probably North Carolina's second most famous home. But, the treasure was pretty much trashed just a few months ago.
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High Profile Mold Cases Increase
Thursday, 16 February 2006
Mold spawning litigation
Mold litigation is more than a decade old, but it picked up steam after 2000. A spate of high-profile cases and large awards attracted media attention, which in turn created public awareness leading to more litigation... The largest recent case concluded in October 2005 in California when a lumber company settled with a plaintiff for $13 million. That combined with settlements from co-defendants brought the case's total to $23 million. In 2003, a class-action suit in Washington state against a paint maker ended with a $55 million settlement for 5,000 state residents and a $107.5 million settlement for national members of the class.
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Two Articles: Important Massachusetts Mold Case set for court
Sunday, 05 February 2006
Nashoba Publishing
Mold house survivors to get their day in court on April 5
Nearly three years to the day one couple purchased a duplex at 20A and B Shawnee Rd. only to lose it, their health and all their possessions, they said, to toxic mold. Now, Nancy and Rick Davis will have their day in court on April 5.
The Lowell Sun
Couple's lawsuit over mold in Pepperell home gets April trial

Nancy and Rick Davis have a trial date for their lawsuit against two real-estate agencies and their agents who the couple accuse of selling them a house contaminated with mold.
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Mold at FOX News
Saturday, 28 January 2006
Fox News employees sue over alleged mold
Two Fox News employees have filed a lawsuit alleging they were sickened by toxic molds and pesticides in a building where some of the network's top shows are produced. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Supreme Court in Manhattan, alleges the employees fell ill in the building where "The O'Reilly Factor" and "At Large with Geraldo Rivera" are produced, as well as "Hannity and Colmes" and "Dayside." It seeks unspecified damages from Fox News and the building's management company.
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Building Industry discuss solutions to mold problem
Friday, 13 January 2006
Responsible Solutions to Mold Coalition Launched 
The issue of mold continues to be an important topic to builders, homeowners and governmental agencies.  Of late it has reached an even higher level of awareness as plans are made for rebuilding the Gulf Coast..."Everyone connected with the building industry has a stake in making sure effective solutions are embraced in solving this important problem," said Robert Daniels, Director Emeritus of The Tile Council of North America.

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ABC NEWS - $22 Milllion Settles for Moldy Lumber in Home
Thursday, 10 November 2005
Moldy Wood Said to Have Caused Brain Damage in Child
The number of lawsuits involving mold have exploded in the past few years. But the settlement in a recent California case is the first of its kind.   Experts told them that some of the lumber used to construct their house was moldy. That mold grew and seeped through the walls and the floors and exposed the family to an organic toxic mold they believe was responsible for damaging Kellen's brain.
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Hurrican Survivors and Mortgage Lenders Suffer
Friday, 07 October 2005
Mold Sickens Hurricane Survivors ... and Mortgage Lenders
Financial institutions are falling victim to mold. It's not infecting their offices, it's destroying homes and businesses along the Gulf Coast region devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
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Shoddy Construction Blamed for Mold
Wednesday, 05 October 2005
Mold: Landlords blame tenants, experts blame shoddy construction
The battle over mold increasingly is pitting landlords against tenants. Mold often is indicative of shoddy construction, experts say. But more landlords are looking to pass the buck on mold to tenants, said Ken Dobson, a Portland attorney specializing in mold complaints.
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New home a hazardous environment
Wednesday, 21 September 2005
No standards, poor information make household mold issue worse
AP business writer - The asbestos problem seemed pretty scary until the crew we hired to remove it from our new home pointed out the fuzzy black mold growing in the closet...The inescapable reality, however, was that I planned to move my family, including a newborn and a 3-year-old, into a potentially hazardous environment.
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Mold, through the eyes of a 13-year-old.
Sunday, 18 September 2005

Mold...The Destroyer
For five whole years, we didn't know what was making us ill. All my parents could say is it must be God's will. One doctor said one thing, one doctor said another. All I know is I almost lost my mother.

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The Boston Globe - Tell Your Mold Story
Wednesday, 14 September 2005
The Boston Globe wants to hear your mold story
The next menace: Mold
What Katrina's wind and waters haven't claimed, fungi are now starting to devour
Hurricane Katrina victims who haven't lost their homes still must confront some truly horrific mold...mold has been spotted in the apartments, college dorms and even offices of greater Boston. Tell us your mold story: What caused it? Where was it? What did you do about it?    Message Board
Tell your mold stories
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