Appellate Court Links Building Mold and Illness

The problem of mold recently got more dangerous for New York owners. Four years ago, a key appellate court decision in Manhattan blocked millions of dollars in legal claims for damages for the health effects of mold in buildings, saying that the scientific evidence that mold caused illness was in dispute.

But that conclusion was recently overturned by a split 3-2 decision by another five-judge panel in the same court. The panel found that the scientific literature was now “indicative of a causal relationship.”

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