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Construction Defect and General Articles

  • Every year, Americans make an estimated 360 million visits to recreational water areas, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In fact, swimming is the second most popular exercise in the United States, with approximately 400 million pool visits annually.1 However, this summer, an increasing number of people have brought home more than a sunburn from their visit to a public pool,... read entire article

  • By Alexander Robertson IV, HospitalityLawer.com, September 2005
    Although damage estimates are still preliminary, Hurricane Katrina is already one of the most costly natural disasters in U.S. history. The images of flooding, building collapses, and fires that streamed virtually non-stop from 24 hour cable news outlets tell only part of the story of Katrina's damage. The hospitality and... read entire article

  • By Alexander Robertson IV, As Featured in Mealey's Online, August 2001
    Thirty years ago it was asbestos. Then lead, latex and MTBE became the next generation of toxic tort litigation. Today, toxic mold cases are mushrooming and have blurred the traditionally separate fields of toxic tort, construction defect and insurance bad faith litigation. According to a recent Wall Street Journal... read entire article

  • By Alexander Robertson IV, GPSOLO MAGAZINE, APRIL/MAY 2001
    Because Americans spend between 75 and 90 percent of their time indoors, they are exposed to a variety of pollutants from indoor air, which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) claims contains between 100 and 200 times the amount found in outdoor air.1 Lawsuits arising from indoor air pollution typically involve both personal... read entire article

  • By Alexander Robertson IV, Mealey's Online, November 2000
    The next time you visit your local courthouse, spend a moment to look up at the ceiling tiles and look to see if they are visibly stained from water leaks. Unfortunately, most of our courthouses in this country are in a ruinous condition. We take the indoor air quality for granted. After all, if it wasn't safe to breathe the air... read entire article

  • By Alexander Robertson IV, Mealey's Online, November 24, 1999
    Because Americans spend between 75% to 90% of their time indoors, they are exposed to a variety of indoor air pollutants, which the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") claims may have between 100 and 200 times the actual amount of pollutants found in outdoor air. [EPA's Indoor Air Quality Home Page]... read entire article

  • By Alexander Robertson IV, Mealey's Online, November 2005
    Although damage estimates are still preliminary, Hurricane Katrina is already the most costly insured loss from a single event in U.S. history, eclipsing both Hurricane Andrew (1992) and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.1 The images of Category Four hurricane winds, storm surge, heavy rain, flooded... read entire article

  • By Alexander Robertson IV, As Featured in Westlaw Journal, October 2011
    Literature about cases involving vapor intrusion arising from groundwater contamination is few and far between. For decades, cleaning up hazardous waste meant focusing on soil and groundwater. But increasingly, offsite property owners are suing owners and operators of contaminated sites over the migration of vapors... read entire article