Over at our sister publication, the Green Real Estate Law Journal, we recently took a look back at the top five legal stories in green building from 2011. Below are the top three; click through over to GRELJ for the rest of the list, which includes links to additional articles about each of these important stories.
No. 1: After both sides submitted a full set of motion papers, the Southern District of New York granted the USGBC’s motion to dismiss Henry Gifford’s false advertising lawsuit.
No. 2: Tax-exempt, green bond financing for the Destiny USA mega-mall project in Syracuse was threatened because the project’s developer failed to incorporate certain green design features as promised when it applied for the exemption.
No. 3: Although the number of green building-related litigations continued to slowly increase, full-blown “LEEDigation” remained elusive.