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NAHB Legal Fund Helps Subcontractor Win in Construction Defect Case

Filed in Legal by on January 9, 2019 2 Comments
NAHB Legal Fund Helps Subcontractor Win in Construction Defect Case

NAHB’s Legal Action Fund scored another victory at the end of 2018, when a case it supported in Nevada, Donnelly v. Anthony & Sylvan Pools, resulted in a win for the building community.

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New Contracts Webinar Series Helps Your Business Prevent Legal Exposure

Filed in Education, Legal by on January 7, 2019 0 Comments
New Contracts Webinar Series Helps Your Business Prevent Legal Exposure

Without solid contracts and detailed document management, your business is vulnerable to legal exposure. To help, NAHB is offering a webinar series discussing these risks – and providing practical solutions. Take one webinar, or all three, and save with our new, lower 2019 prices.

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Check Out the Latest in NAHB Legal Advocacy

Filed in Legal by on December 26, 2018 0 Comments
Check Out the Latest in NAHB Legal Advocacy

The NAHB Office of Legal Affairs has published the first in a quarterly series of legal updates for members to stay current on the issues the legal team in Washington is pursuing.

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Still Time to Submit Legal Action Fund Requests

Filed in Legal by on December 18, 2018 0 Comments
Still Time to Submit Legal Action Fund Requests

Don’t miss your opportunity to apply 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. Applications are due Jan. 14. This round will be considered at the 2019 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, on Feb. 18

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Supreme Court to Hear Case Challenging Power of Federal Regulators

Filed in Legal by on December 12, 2018 3 Comments
Supreme Court to Hear Case Challenging Power of Federal Regulators

The U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 10 agreed to hear a case that has widespread implications for how courts handle challenges to all agency regulations. The case, Kisor v. Wilkie, addresses the issue of whether courts should defer to an agency’s interpretation of its own regulations.

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Court Rules in Favor of OSHA’s Multi-Employer Citation Policy

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Legal by on December 5, 2018 1 Comment
Court Rules in Favor of OSHA’s Multi-Employer Citation Policy

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals last week ruled that the Department of Labor can cite general contractors for workplace safety violations that put subcontractors’ workers in danger. The case explored the legality of OSHA’s multi-employer citation policy. 

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Supreme Court Unanimously Sides with NAHB Members in Dusky Frog Case

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Land Development, Legal by on November 28, 2018 0 Comments
Supreme Court Unanimously Sides with NAHB Members in Dusky Frog Case

The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday handed down a decision in Weyerhaeuser Co. v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service, giving a huge victory to two NAHB members and land developers across the country.

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State Supreme Court Rules that CGL Policies Do Not Cover Faulty Subcontractor Work

Filed in Legal by on October 10, 2018 0 Comments
State Supreme Court Rules that CGL Policies Do Not Cover Faulty Subcontractor Work

In a case the home building industry was watching closely, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that a commercial general liability policy, even with a products-completed operations-hazard clause, does not cover faulty work performed by a subcontractor that results in property damage.

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Supreme Court Hears ‘Takings’ Arguments

Filed in Land Development, Legal by on October 4, 2018 0 Comments
Supreme Court Hears ‘Takings’ Arguments

The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 3 heard arguments in Knick v. Township of Scott, an important land use case which could decide whether a plaintiff can bring a Fifth Amendment “takings” claim in federal court. NAHB filed a merits-level amicus brief in June.

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Supreme Court Hears Members’ Dusky Frog Case

Filed in Environmental, Land Development, Legal by on October 3, 2018 0 Comments
Supreme Court Hears Members’ Dusky Frog Case

The U.S. Supreme Court opened a new term Oct. 1 by hearing oral argument in Weyerhaeuser v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service, which involves a clash between two NAHB members and the dusky gopher frog. NAHB has been involved in the case from the start, most recently weighing in with an amicus brief on the merits of the case.

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