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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.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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