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[District of Columbia] Irony alert: Lawyer who’s suing her neighbor over secondhand smoke defends industrial air pollutors

Republic Report’s David Halperin looked into Nessa Coppinger, an “environmental lawyer” — and found that she often litigates against the environment, including cases in which she’s defended industry clients against people besieged by pollution.
Salon Magazine
added Mar 24, 2015 20:43
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[District of Columbia] Neighbors’ spat stems from secondhand smoke

“They say smoke and incense and marijuana is leaking through the wall,” Gray, a smoker, said of the complaints he received from the Coppingers. After discussions and letters between the two, the Coppingers brought a $500,000 lawsuit against Gray and Joh
WTOP Radio (Washington, DC)
added Mar 13, 2015 13:05
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[District of Columbia] How to confront a pot-smoking neighbor about the smell

#1: SPEAK DIRECTLY TO THE DWELLER / #2: ENLIST THE HELP OF MANAGEMENT / #3: WRITE A LETTER / #4: RENTERS... CONSULT YOUR LEASE / #5: TRY TO MITIGATE THE SMELL / #6: MAYBE IT'S TIME TO MOVE...
WTTG Fox 5 (Washington, DC)
added Mar 12, 2015 08:52
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[District of Columbia] VIDEO: DC residents complain about pot smoke in condos, apartments

“It is up to apartment buildings and condo buildings to regulate their smoking policies,” the mayor responded. There are no easy answers to this problem. And perhaps that is why the city left it to the buildings to figure out how to make everyone happy
WTTG Fox 5 (Washington, DC)
added Mar 12, 2015 08:48
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[District of Columbia] If You Can Sue Your Neighbors Over Cigarettes, You Can Sue Them Over Anything

The District’s homeowners can look forward to a bright future of suing one another over the slightest bugaboos in the wake of a case ... , says Walter Olson, a senior fellow at the libertarian Cato Institute.
The Washingtonian
added Mar 11, 2015 15:31
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[District of Columbia] Should everyone be allowed to smoke at home?

will this ruling set a slippery precedent for taxpaying homeowners who want to smoke in their own homes? At least some readers on Twitter think so: On the other hand, as one reader, siding with the judge, points out: Once the smoke creeps into your nei
The Washington Post
added Mar 11, 2015 15:12
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[District of Columbia] D.C. neighbors’ sparring over secondhand smoke lands in court

The green-painted brick rowhouse in the 800 block of Fifth Street NE has been in Edwin Gray’s family since 1964...smoke seeps through a common wall into their home, filling their bedroom and their daughter’s playroom. When neighborly overtures didn’t re
The Washington Post
added Mar 11, 2015 10:39
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[District of Columbia] Judge blocks DC man from smoking in his own home

Justice Ronna L. Beck’s decision comes after Mr. Gray’s next-door neighbors – a couple with one child and another on the way – filed in December a civil lawsuit claiming Gray’s cigarette smoke causes harm to their family when it seeps into their home thr
Christian Science Monitor
added Mar 11, 2015 10:37
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[District of Columbia, Maryland] For man vaping on Metro, only etiquette laws were broken

D.C. transit riders: Definitely don’t smoke marijuana out of any device on the Metro. Don’t smoke cigarettes. And smoking an e-cigarette on the Metro is bad etiquette, but, well, it won’t land you behind bars.
The Washington Post
added Mar 10, 2015 12:38
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[District of Columbia] Temporary, precedent-setting court order means D.C. man can’t smoke in own home

But a temporary decision by a Superior Court judge means one man in the District can't light up anything at his home—including pot and cigarettes. The 7 On Your Side I-Team found the decision could also impact you.
WJLA-TV Ch. 7 (Washington, DC)
added Mar 10, 2015 11:04
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