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"Court Rebuffs a Suit Linking Mold to Illness"

Sounds like reasonably major news from a Manhattan courtroom:

After a review of more than 1,000 pages of testimony and more than 70 scientific articles and books, Justice Shirley Werner Kornreich concluded that there was insufficient evidence to support the contention that mold or a damp indoor environment causes illness.

�This throws a lot of cold water on the notion that mold is the cause of personal injury,� said Eva Talel, a Manhattan real estate lawyer. �And while this isn�t going to be the last word on the subject, the decision is so comprehensive and well thought out that other judges are not going to be anxious to rule differently.�

Colin and Pamela Fraser had sued their East Side co-op saying mold had caused their family a variety of health problems; Justice Kornreich held a so-called Frye hearing to examine the scientific evidence in the case.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.