Henry Gifford’s lawsuit against the USGBC may have been dismissed by the Southern District of New York last week but we’re still talking about it – and what could happen next – here at gbNYC.
After hearing oral argument at the end of July, the Southern District of New York has dismissed Henry Gifford’s amended complaint in Gifford et al. v. USGBC on the basis that Mr. Gifford and his fellow plaintiffs lack standing to maintain their false advertising claims against USGBC.
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has rejected a LEED-driven bid protest filed by an electrical contractor arising out of the award of a $20 million contract for a new Family Court building in center city Philadelphia.
Last Tuesday, the Southern District of New York heard oral argument on USGBC’s motion to dismiss Henry Gifford’s amended complaint, which was fully submitted to the court back on May 6.
The Superior Court of Connecticut has upheld a New Haven zoning amendment allowing Yale to proceed with construction of a new School of Management campus based in part on its green design and potential LEED certification.
Ownership’s dispute of the assessed market value of the Elements Building in Corvallis has resulted in a written opinion from the Oregon Tax Court involving the building’s green design features.
Henry Gifford and his attorneys have filed their opposition to USGBC’s motion to dismiss Mr. Gifford’s amended complaint in Gifford et al. v. USGBC.
As expected, USGBC has filed a pre-answer motion to dismiss Henry Gifford’s amended complaint on the basis that he and his fellow plaintiffs have failed to state a claim upon which relief can be granted.
A recent suit filed in the Central District of California suggests that the booming green building market is also greasing the wheels for commercial disputes between industry stakeholders.
A lawsuit filed last fall in Cook County (Illinois) Circuit Court appears to be the first to allege that a party failed to “pursue and obtain” LEED certification as required by the contract documents.