Toxic Black Mold - the Role of Attorneys

by Clark Beardslee & Terry Light
Differing Opinions and Lawyers

There is some disagreement on the seriousness of the mold issue. Some say it is an expanding problem because modern homes -- with air conditioning, heating, and energy-saving insulation � are much more airtight and susceptible to infestation than homes of the past.

Others say the problem has always existed and the current frenzy is an invention by attorneys so they can mine this latest �pot of gold� with expensive lawsuits. It has become a major profit center for attorneys, inspectors, laboratories, and test-kit developers.

As one lawyer states in a recent Time magazine article, For science to prove something, it has to be 100% certain. In a civil lawsuit, it only has to be proved 51%.



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