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Congress Moves to Overturn OSHA Recordkeeping Clarification Rule

NAHB Chair Granger MacDonald issued the following statement regarding the joint resolution of disapproval introduced in the House today.

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Court Wants Changes for CFPB

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Housing Finance, Legal by on October 12, 2016 0 Comments
Court Wants Changes for CFPB

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Oct. 11 decided an important case reining in the authority of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Court Hears Marathon Argument on Climate Change Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Legal by on September 28, 2016 0 Comments

The U.S Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, on Tuesday, considered an U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that has wide-ranging ramifications for the U.S. economy and the potential to uniquely impact home builders.

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Developers Push Back Against Burdensome Infrastructure Costs

Filed in Legal by on September 9, 2016 2 Comments
Developers Push Back Against Burdensome Infrastructure Costs

Several legal cases in Maryland show just how far some public entities will go to transfer costs to private developers.

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Court Makes Unusual Move with Clean Power Plan Rule

Court Makes Unusual Move with Clean Power Plan Rule

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit—in an extremely rare and surprising move—announced Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan will go before the full court in September.

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Construction Liability and Risk Management Update Highlights Key Legal Cases

Filed in Construction Industry, Legal by on May 2, 2014 0 Comments

The latest issue of NAHB’s Construction Liability and Risk Management Update features information on current legal cases affecting insurance coverage, including what it means to be an “additional insured” and two recent cases concerning California’s right to repair statute.

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Supreme Court Hears EPA Clean Air Act Permitting Case

Filed in Land Development, Multifamily by on February 24, 2014 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments today regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s interpretation of Clean Air Act provisions that could lead to serious economic consequences with no clear environmental benefit, NAHB believes. EPA’s stance could be used to require builders and developers to obtain a predevelopment permit for carbon dioxide emissions on more than one-third […]

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Favorable Ruling in Chinese Drywall Case Announced

Filed in Home Building, Legal by on January 29, 2014 0 Comments

In a big win for builders and home owners, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the decision of a lower court that a foreign company that made a product that caused harm in the United States can be held liable in American courts. The case, Germano, et al v. Taishan Gypsum Company, Limited, involved […]

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NLRB Poster Rule Finally Placed to Rest

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on January 7, 2014 0 Comments

In a victory for NAHB, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced on Jan. 6 that it will not seek Supreme Court review of the U.S. Court of Appeals decisions in the District of Columbia and the Fourth Circuit that invalidated the NLRB’s Poster Rule. The rule would have required millions of employers across the […]

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