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2009-01-31 15:34:32

A Virginia jury has awarded $4.75 million to a family suffering from a mold-infested sick house, the state's largest-ever mold award, observers said. The Loudoun County, Va., panel found Friday that the home's builder, the Drees Co., was negligent and violated the state's consumer protection laws after the Meng family were afflicted by headaches, dizziness and nosebleeds, The Washington Post reported. The company denied that shoddy construction led to the mold, contending it was not the...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.