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Grants Help Members, HBAs Fight Industry Issues

Filed in Councils & Committees, Legal, Membership by on August 8, 2018 2 Comments
Grants Help Members, HBAs Fight Industry Issues

The NAHB Executive Board has approved five new grants to members and state and local HBAs as recommended by the NAHB Legal Action Committee during the Midyear Meeting last month. The grants range in size from $5,000 to $25,000.

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It’s Time for Home Builders to Get Serious about Cyber Security

Filed in Councils & Committees, Legal, Technology by on July 23, 2018 0 Comments
It’s Time for Home Builders to Get Serious about Cyber Security

The infamous 2013 Target cyber attack, which saw credit and debit card information from 40 million consumers exposed, began when hackers gained access to the Target payment system through an HVAC contractor. With nearly every aspect of the home building industry moving online and most information stored in digital formats, it’s time for every home builder to seriously assess their cyber security and potential exposure to liability.

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Kavanaugh and Home Building: What the Record Shows

Filed in Environmental, Housing Finance, Leadership, Legal by on July 11, 2018 18 Comments
Kavanaugh and Home Building: What the Record Shows

As legal pundits and news outlets pour over Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s extensive judicial record to learn more about President Trump’s new Supreme Court nominee, members need only turn to the multiple NAHB court cases over which Kavanaugh has presided at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to get a fuller picture.

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NAHB Supports Trump Pick for Supreme Court

Filed in Legal by on July 9, 2018 3 Comments
NAHB Supports Trump Pick for Supreme Court

President Trump this evening announced his choice to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Following the announcement, NAHB Chairman Randy Noel issued a brief statement in support of the president’s nominee to the highest court in the land.

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NAHB Files Amicus Brief in Supreme Court ‘Takings’ Case

Filed in Land Development, Legal by on July 2, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Files Amicus Brief in Supreme Court ‘Takings’ Case

NAHB recently submitted an amicus brief in a Supreme Court case that may have a profound effect on land use lawsuits. This fall, the court will hear arguments in Knick v. Township of Scott, a case that has major implications for Fifth Amendment “takings” claims. The takings clause provides a guarantee that property owners be […]

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Major Victory for NAHB and Builder in Clean Water Act Court Case

Filed in Environmental, Legal by on June 29, 2018 1 Comment
Major Victory for NAHB and Builder in Clean Water Act Court Case

On June 26, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit sided with an NAHB member engaged in a decade-long legal battle in a case supported by NAHB’s Legal Action Fund – Orchard Hill Building Company v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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Deadline Looms for Legal Action Fund Requests

Filed in Councils & Committees, Leadership, Legal by on June 13, 2018 0 Comments
Deadline Looms for Legal Action Fund Requests

Applications are due June 22 for the NAHB Legal Action Fund, which provides financial assistance to state and local HBAs as well as their builder/developer members involved in litigation with the potential to significantly affect the industry.

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Legalized Marijuana: Free Webinar Helps Clear the Air for Employers

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Legal by on June 12, 2018 0 Comments
Legalized Marijuana: Free Webinar Helps Clear the Air for Employers

New laws regarding marijuana use present unique challenges for employers, who now must consider the potential impacts on their workplace policies. To help address these challenges, NAHB is pleased to offer a new on-demand webinar, “Dazed and Confused: The Buzz Surrounding Legalized Marijuana in the Home Building Industry.”

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Supreme Court Backs Employers to Uphold Class-Action Waivers

Supreme Court Backs Employers to Uphold Class-Action Waivers

The U.S. Supreme Court on May 21 issued a 5-4 ruling that upheld class-action waivers in arbitration agreements. The decision essentially provides employers the right to insist that labor disputes get resolved on an individual basis instead of allowing workers to band together in class-action lawsuits.

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NAHB Jumps in on Supreme Court’s Gopher Frog Case

Filed in Environmental, Land Development, Legal by on April 30, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Jumps in on Supreme Court’s Gopher Frog Case

NAHB today filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in support of two NAHB members contesting a provision of the Endangered Species Act that would result in $34 million in lost property value to protect an animal that doesn’t even live there.

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