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Make Sure Your Business is Protected with Solid Contracts

Filed in Business Management, Education, Legal by on February 21, 2020 0 Comments
Make Sure Your Business is Protected with Solid Contracts

NAHB online course Construction Contracts & Law on consecutive Tuesdays (March 10, 17 and 24) provides a step-by-step explanation of how contracts sustain positive customer and supplier relations, provide for resolution of disputes, and minimize the risk of litigation.

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Two NAHB Members and Two HBAs Receive Grants from the Legal Action Fund

Filed in Legal by on February 19, 2020 1 Comment
Two NAHB Members and Two HBAs Receive Grants from the Legal Action Fund

At the 2020 International Builders’ Show, the NAHB Legal Action Committee recommended financial assistance through the Legal Action Fund for three cases addressing issues of national significance or questions that pose common problems for NAHB members.

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Public Charge Rule to Take Effect Feb. 24

Public Charge Rule to Take Effect Feb. 24

The Trump Administration’s Public Charge rule, which NAHB fears could impede legal immigration at a time when the residential construction industry is facing a significant labor shortage, is set to take effect on Feb. 24.

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Builders Should be Aware of the UV Resistance of Certain Plastic Tubing

Filed in Construction Industry, Legal by on February 6, 2020 0 Comments
Builders Should be Aware of the UV Resistance of Certain Plastic Tubing

Some types of plastic materials have sensitivities to the ultraviolet waves in natural sunlight. UV damage is not visible to the naked eye, but excessive exposure of certain plastic materials can lead to long-term degradation and a potentially reduced service life.

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A Look Back at Significant Wins in 2019

A Look Back at Significant Wins in 2019

NAHB achieved a number of significant victories in 2019 on a broad range of issues, including housing affordability, taxes, regulations and more.

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House Bill Prohibits Pre-Dispute Arbitration in Consumer Contracts

Filed in Business Management, Capitol Hill, Legal by on September 20, 2019 14 Comments
House Bill Prohibits Pre-Dispute Arbitration in Consumer Contracts

Acting against the strong objections of NAHB, the House today approved the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (H.R. 1423), legislation that would prohibit two parties from including in a contract a pre-dispute arbitration agreement. NAHB strongly supports the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including binding arbitration, in consumer contracts.

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HBA Wins Court Fight Against Building Permit Fees with Help from NAHB Fund

Filed in Legal by on September 16, 2019 8 Comments
HBA Wins Court Fight Against Building Permit Fees with Help from NAHB Fund

After nearly a decade of litigation and two trips to the state Supreme Court, the Home Builders Association of Michigan secured a resounding victory for the home building industry.

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Is the Long Saga of the HOW Companies Nearing an End?

Filed in Legal by on September 13, 2019
Is the Long Saga of the HOW Companies Nearing an End?

A decades-long receivership battle may soon be winding down with many home builders receiving a payout for an investment they made in the 1980s.

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U.S. Plywood Producers File Suit Over Brazilian Wood Certifications

Filed in Legal by on September 10, 2019 2 Comments
U.S. Plywood Producers File Suit Over Brazilian Wood Certifications

Ten U.S. plywood producers allege false advertising claims against two certifying agencies that authorized 35 Brazilian plywood plants as meeting the structural grade requirements for plywood panels.

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Georgia Judge Sinks Obama-Era WOTUS Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Legal by on August 22, 2019 4 Comments
Georgia Judge Sinks Obama-Era WOTUS Rule

In an important win for NAHB and the housing community, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia recently filed a carefully worded 85-page decision that dismantles the Obama-era 2015 waters of the U.S. rule. This is the first court to find that the substance of the 2015 rule violates the Clean Water Act.

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