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Supreme Court Allows Property Rights Plaintiffs to Go Directly to Federal Court

Filed in Legal by on June 21, 2019 3 Comments
Supreme Court Allows Property Rights Plaintiffs to Go Directly to Federal Court

In a huge victory for NAHB and its members, the U.S. Supreme Court today reversed a long-standing land use decision that made it nearly impossible for property owners to bring a Fifth Amendment takings claim in federal court.

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NAHB Legal Action Fund Awards Grants to Help Member Litigation

Filed in Legal by on June 18, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Legal Action Fund Awards Grants to Help Member Litigation

The Legal Action Committee announced the recipients of its latest round of legal aid grants at the NAHB Spring Leadership Meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Why Home Builders Should Be Concerned About ‘Early Development’

Filed in Legal by on May 30, 2019 0 Comments
Why Home Builders Should Be Concerned About ‘Early Development’

E.D. in the new home warranty industry is an acronym for “early development,” which refers to the timing of structural claim occurrence during the 10-year warranty term. What factors determine when structural claims occur? And why is this important to home builders?

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Court Sends WOTUS Rule Back to the EPA

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Legal by on May 29, 2019 1 Comment
Court Sends WOTUS Rule Back to the EPA

In a victory for NAHB and home builders across the nation, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas declared that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated the Administrative Procedure Act when drafting the Obama-era “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule in 2015.

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DOJ Files Fair Housing Act Case Against 82 Multifamily Properties

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Legal by on May 20, 2019 0 Comments
DOJ Files Fair Housing Act Case Against 82 Multifamily Properties

The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced a broad, sweeping lawsuit against 82 multifamily properties spread across 13 states involving more than 3,000 housing units.

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Dusky Gopher Frog Case Lives On

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Legal by on May 16, 2019 4 Comments
Dusky Gopher Frog Case Lives On

Even though the case was resolved with a unanimous Supreme Court decision, the central issue — the definition of “habitat” — is still up in the air, and NAHB is still involved.

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Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on Reducing Power of Federal Regulators

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Legal by on March 28, 2019 0 Comments
Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on Reducing Power of Federal Regulators

The Supreme Court earlier this week heard oral arguments in a case that has widespread implications for how courts handle challenges to all agency regulations. NAHB supported the petitioner with an amicus brief.

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HUD Lawsuit Reinforces Right to Emotional Support Animals under Housing Laws

Filed in Legal, Multifamily by on March 11, 2019 0 Comments
HUD Lawsuit Reinforces Right to Emotional Support Animals under Housing Laws

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) last week announced the approval of a conciliation agreement with a housing provider in San Francisco over allegations of housing discrimination. The agreement resolved a lawsuit filed by a disabled tenant alleging he was denied the opportunity to rent because he had an emotional support animal.

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Navigating Housing’s Complicated Marijuana Legal Landscape

Filed in Legal, Multifamily by on March 11, 2019 0 Comments
Navigating Housing’s Complicated Marijuana Legal Landscape

Although marijuana may be legal in certain states, it is still illegal federally, which has caused uncertainty around legal restrictions. Learn the facts in the March 21 webinar, “How Do I Maneuver through the Issues that Marijuana May Bring?”

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NAHB Legal Action Fund Grants $60K to Builders and HBAs at IBS

Filed in Legal by on February 27, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Legal Action Fund Grants $60K to Builders and HBAs at IBS

The NAHB Legal Action Committee awarded $60,000 in grants to members and state and local associations that applied to NAHB’s Legal Action Fund.

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