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Roundup Lawsuit: Ingredient Linked to Cancer Found in 80% of U.S. Urine Samples

Tue Jul 26, 2022 by on Class Action Lawsuits

Roundup Lawsuit: Ingredient Linked to Cancer Found in 80% of U.S. Urine Samples

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has conducted a study that has found glyphosate to be present in samples from weed killers including the popular Roundup brand. New Study Finds Cancer-linked Roundup Ingredient Present in Majority of U.S. More than 80% of urine samples drawn from children and adults in a US health study contained the weedkilling chemical, […]

J&J Talc Litigation Update: US Dept of Justice Requests Dismissal of J&J’s Bankruptcy Claim

Thu Jul 21, 2022 by on Class Action Lawsuits

J&J Talc Litigation Update: US Dept of Justice Requests Dismissal of J&J’s Bankruptcy Claim

In June 2021, the Supreme Court refused to hear  Johnson & Johnson’s appeal on the $2 Billion verdict awarded in favor of women who claimed that their ovarian cancer was due to use of J&J’s talcum powder. As we have previously reported, the link to asbestos and J&J’s talcum powder dates as far back as the 1970s. Now, J&J is trying to […]

Why Adjustable Rate Mortgages May Be Back In Vogue

Mon Jul 11, 2022 by on Real Estate

Why Adjustable Rate Mortgages May Be Back In Vogue

With economic uncertainty in the market, many homeowners are looking to adjustable rate over fixed rate mortgages. Why? Initially adjustable-rate mortgages, or ARMs, typically offer lower rates than fixed mortgage rates and then adjust at specific intervals over the life of the loan. Currently, ARMs look attractive to those home purchasers who are concerned with both higher mortgage rates, rising […]

Edible Cement: Alternative Housing Construction Material

Thu Jun 9, 2022 by on News

Edible Cement: Alternative Housing Construction Material

Different technologies have developed to offer alternate materials for home construction. Aside from 3-D print technology as we had discussed in an earlier blog, Kota Machida and Yuya Sakai, researchers at Tokyo University, have recently developed a technology that converts food waste into potentially edible “cement” for construction use. These researchers claim that the strength of the cement, made entirely […]

Housing Market Shift and South Florida Real Estate

Tue Jun 7, 2022 by on Real Estate

Housing Market Shift and South Florida Real Estate

There is new market research that indicates that home price listings throughout the United States have been reduced 24.1% over the past few weeks. Why? With increased demand and short supply of homes, many sellers have been able to place their homes on the market for much higher prices with buyers willing to pay over their asking price. However, with […]

UPDATE: Florida Legislature Passes Condo Inspection Law in Wake of Surfside Tragedy

Sun May 29, 2022 by on Florida Real Estate

UPDATE: Florida Legislature Passes Condo Inspection Law in Wake of Surfside Tragedy

The Florida Legislature unanimously approved a condominium safety bill, S.B. 4D,  this past week, which now awaits the Governor’s signing. Pursuant to that bill, buildings three stories or higher and thirty years old will have to undergo strict safety inspections and every ten years thereafter. Buildings within three miles of the coast must be inspected before they are twenty-five years […]