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Arbitration Trumps Litigation: Home Builder Construction Disputes

Filed in Business Management, Legal by on September 12, 2018 2 Comments
Arbitration Trumps Litigation: Home Builder Construction Disputes

Arbitration is widely used in most industries and is particularly beneficial for home builders and homeowners to expeditiously settle construction disputes, which are often technical in nature.

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New Home Building Arbitration Rules Provide for Quicker Resolutions

Filed in Legal by on August 27, 2018 2 Comments
New Home Building Arbitration Rules Provide for Quicker Resolutions

The American Arbitration Association recently issued revisions to its Home Construction Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures, which became effective on August 1. The revisions are intended to expedite the alternative dispute resolution process.

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Legal Morass Muddies the Waters on the WOTUS Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Legal by on August 20, 2018 1 Comment
Legal Morass Muddies the Waters on the WOTUS Rule

A recent ruling by the U.S. District Court for South Carolina means that for the foreseeable future, roughly half of U.S. states will be abiding by one set of rules pertaining to waters of the United States while the rest will abide by different rules.

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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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