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.
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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.
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.
A recent article published by the Boston Society of Architects points to Gifford et al. v. USGBC and asks whether it is time to “revisit” the “assumption” that a private regulatory body is best suited to supervise local green building policy.
With Henry Gifford’s lawsuit against USGBC as an early 2011 backdrop to the local green building scene, New York City buildings of various sizes and uses are simultaneously earning and not pursuing formal LEED certification.
The Henry Gifford-led class action suit against the USGBC in the Southern District of New York is a class action no more.