Zoning and carbon regulations among top building lawsuits

By Chuck Slothower (August 2, 2022, 3:50 p.m. EDT) — As major cases unfold in state courts — including the settlement of a billion-dollar Surfside condo collapse in Florida and a dispute over a rail yard contract in Texas – federal courts had their hands full of construction-related litigation in the first half of 2022. Let’s find out:

Federal Inclusive Zoning Lawsuit

In May, developers and builders filed a federal lawsuit against Pittsburgh to block an “inclusive zoning” ordinance that requires them to provide rent-restricted housing for low-income residents in certain large new apartment buildings.

Federal courts have tackled a series of construction-related lawsuits this year, including an “inclusive zoning” case in Pittsburgh…

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