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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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Protect Your Business: Construction Contracts & Law Live Online

Filed in Education, Home Building, Legal, Remodelers by on April 23, 2018 0 Comments
Protect Your Business: Construction Contracts & Law Live Online

Builders and remodelers could use a primer on contract law – and now they can have it in webinar format. The NAHB Construction Contracts & Law Live Online course will be offered over three consecutive Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. ET, on May 1, 8 and 15.

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New York’s Highest Court Protects Business Partnership Principles

Filed in 55+ Housing, Construction Industry, Legal by on April 12, 2018 0 Comments
New York’s Highest Court Protects Business Partnership Principles

The New York Court of Appeals in March issued a decision that provides clarity for New York business partnerships, including those involving home building and development companies.

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