Monday Links: May 13, 2013
Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day Weekend!
We came across some interesting news stories and thought you might like links to a few:
First ever Class Action Suit for bed bugs moving forward in Des Moines, Iowa--Hundreds of tenants in two apartment buildings have been suffering with bed bugs since at least 2008. The State Supreme Court is deadlocked on whether to certify the case for class-action status so the lower court's ruling in favor will stand. Stay tuned!
Plaintiffs lost an expensive case against the Housing Authority of Santa Barbara for exposure to mold and asbestos. The court dismissed all neurological, neurobehavioral and psychological claims as well as all evidence relating to mycotoxins and poisons.
Are you sneezing already? My daughter is coughing up a storm and the 2013 Allergy Season is Expected to be Worse than Normal. [cough]
We've been reading about hefty fines for asbestos violations, but an Illinois man has been sentenced to 8 months of confinement for violations of the Clean Air Act as well as safety rules related to asbestos removal and labeling. Hire a professional asbestos removal company!
San Marino City Hall's renovation has been delayed due to one of the bidders on the contract not listing a sub-contractor for asbestos removal. Wonder if we will get the call!
Putting in a new floor is a great renovation project, but some older floor tiles contain asbestos. Read in the Chicago Daily Herald about the dangers of removing asbestos floor tiles yourself--not a DIY project!
It's another hot one out there and we are out today playing golf with the International Facility Management Association. It might be too hot for golf...in May...at 91° at 10:08am. Just saying. Stay cool!