17 Aug '11, 9pm

#LEED lawsuit dismissed in fed court... Gifford contemplates appeal

What's Happening from Environmental Building News Gifford Lawsuit Against USGBC, LEED Dismissed By Tristan Roberts U.S. District Court Judge Leonard Sand has dismissed Henry Gifford's case against USGBC and LEED. Gifford is considering an appeal. A lawsuit filed in October 2010 against the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and its LEED rating systems has been dismissed in a strongly worded ruling issued August 16. Following a motion by USGBC to dismiss the case and a court hearing of oral arguments in July 2011 a judge in federal court in New York City ruled against Henry Gifford and the other plaintiffs, throwing out the case. The suit, brought by Gifford, a New York-based mechanical systems consultant, centers around his critique that USGBC falsely advertises that LEED guarantees energy savings in LEED-certified buildings (see “USGBC, LEED Targeted by Class-Action Suit...

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