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Congress Considers Law Protecting Dealers from “Unfair Lawsuits” (March 6, 2015 – DWM Magazine)

Republican House members have introduced a bill to protect dealers from what they call “unfair product liability lawsuits.” The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) is backing Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) for reintroducing a bill the association previously promoted called the Innocent Sellers Fairness Act (H.R. 1199). The bill protects from liability those businesses that merely sell products, and did not manufacture or install them….Read More

Congress Overturns ‘Ambush’ Union Election Rule; Veto Likely (March 19, 2015 – NAHBNow)

The House today voted 233-181 to nullify a directive put forth by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that would impose an “ambush” union election rule on employers. The Senate approved the NAHB-supported legislation earlier this month in a 53-46 vote….Read More