Quote from the article: Contra Costa Times article: “Internet research also turned up similar consumer complaints about Riverstone properties in LOUISIANA, NC, TX & WA.”
It is very rewarding for me to know that my website, blogs and tweets are assisting others by providing documented evidence that Riverstone Residential knowingly and willfully exposes tenants to toxins by concealing mold infestations. The political action committee to which they belong, the National Apartment Association (NAA), assists them by misinforming the courts of the known health effects of mold infestations. This aids the members of NAA to limit financial liability for tenant illness and injury.
When helping their members, such as Riverstone Residential, avoid liability for tenant injury and even death, the NAA tells the courts via legal documents that, “years of intense study have failed to produce any causal connection between exposure to indoor mold and adverse health effects”. They do this, with the assistance of the US Chamber of Commerce and the University of California names on their legal documents used to lend credibility to the false words.
Yet, while misleading the courts that mold does not harm their tenants, the NAA blogs to its members of what must really be done to stave off liability, “..mold can cause major health problems and even death. Don’t let it get out of control and affect your company or your residents”.
This needs to be made to stop!
ACHEMMIC has the following concerns about the NAA/US Chamber/University of California/Property Mgmt connections that are harmful to the public:
1. The University of California name is apparently being used as an implied signatory of the 2003 U.S. Chamber of Commerce publication.
2. It appears that the name of the University of California is being used as an implied scientific endorsement of the contents of said U.S. Chamber publication.
3. It is our understanding that it is a violation of the California Constitution, Article IX, Section 9(f) for the University of California name to be used to: promote a document of political and sectarian influence.
4. The contents of the document are contrary to recent scientific findings by national and international experts, including some within the State of California.
Information about Riverstone Residential, the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency, and the owners of Jefferson Lakes Apartments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana allowing tenants to be exposed to extreme amounts of toxins from molds by intentionally concealing evidence
Irrefutable evidence indicates that Riverstone Residential, Guarantee Service Team of Professionals, & plaintiffs’ attorney, J Arthur Smith III, must have agreed to exclude evidence that would have shown the owners of Jefferson Lakes Apartments & Riverstone Residential had knowledge of the severe MOLD INFESTATION at the complex before we moved in
Much like the USA went to war based on the frenzied hype and false marketing to decision makers that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction; all three of the following these closely related medico-legal mold issue public policy setters, ACOEM’s, AAAAI’s & US Chamber’s, all naming Dr, Andrew Saxon of UCLA as co-authoring and thus all carrying the University of California’s imprimatur, are used in marketing the false scientific concept to the courts and into US health policy that Bruce Kelman and Brian Hardin (the two owners of the litigation defense corp, Veritox, Inc) could legitimately apply math extrapolations to data they took from a single intratracially instilled mechanistic study by Dr. Carol Rao; mix several hypotheticals into the equation; and then mass market via medical associations, teaching hospitals and the US Chamber; what is a nonsequitor of science that flies in the face of the basic tenets of toxicology and common sense. Ie, Based on this one set of calculations, by Hardin and Kelman, the toxic components of mold that are found in water damaged buildings are purportedly scientifically established to pose no threat to human health. Thus, sick little children in the USA, who claim moldy (and insured) buildings are making them seriously ill with chronic immune system inflammations brought on by microbial toxins, are dispicable Evil Doers out to scam insurers – and so are their weeping mothers. (Best summed up by a Sacramento, California judge regarding the science of the Chamber, VeriTox, Saxon and the NAA, Huge Leap of nonscense nonscience).
Thank You National Apartment Association. I will do my best to get this very important information out ASAP to numerous owners, investors, huge property management companies (e.g., Riverstone Residential), attorneys, and judges, AND, of course, to the MANY people who are currently living in MOLD-INFESTED APARTMENT COMPLEXES right now! katy
Political Action Committee – National Apartment Association (NAA) files Amicus Brief in mold case (two infant deaths in mold filled apt – Wasatch Prop Mgmt) citing US Chamber/ACOEM ‘litigation defense report’ to disclaim health effects of indoor mold & limit financial risk for industry
“Changes in construction methods have caused US buildings to become perfect petri dishes for mold and bacteria to flourish when water is added. Instead of warning the public and teaching physicians that the buildings were causing illness; in 2003 the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform, a think-tank, and a workers comp physician trade organization mass marketed an unscientific nonsequitor to the courts to disclaim the adverse health effects to stave off liability for financial stakeholders of moldy buildings. Although publicly exposed many times over the years, the deceit lingers in US courts to this very day.”
Sharon Noonan Kramer