Pa. Bill Would Limit HVAC Companies' Mold Liability

Law360, Philadelphia (March 29, 2013, 2:56 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania legislator on Tuesday introduced a bill that would protect heating ventilation and air-conditioning contractors from lawsuits filed by property owners looking to recover damages for mold growth.

Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-Lehigh/Monroe/Northampton, who sponsored Senate Bill 768, said an explosion in the number of mold-related lawsuits filed in recent years has left HVAC contractors exposed as targets of costly litigation despite little evidence tying heating and cooling systems to mold growth. The bill would shield HVAC contractors from any liability for mold growth.

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