[CT Birds] Birds vs. mirrored buildings: Environmental group loses case, but wins important precedent
hopkinsus at cs.com
Thu Feb 14 02:27:56 EST 2013
In a potentially precedent-setting decision, a judge in Ontario ruled on Monday that building owners can be held liable under Canada’s Environmental Protection Act if light reflected by their windows causes death or injury to birds. The justice made the determination while acquitting the owner of a Toronto tower where more than 800 birds died after colliding with windows. The landlord subsequently applied a window film that makes the glass visible to birds.
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