A March 4, plenary session at the ICLC annual meeting was
devoted to hot issues in construction defects insurance coverage. These
include: (1) issues arising out of the Chinese drywall problem-some drywall
manufactured in China emit sulfur fumes associated with respiratory and sinus
problems in some...
By Ellen Clarke and Sallie Kraus
The pace of litigation in the Chinese drywall ("CDW") claims has escalated in recent months. It is alleged that the gypsum that was used to manufacture that drywall came from particular Chinese mines and became contaminated with other potentially dangerous...
By R. Steven Rawls and Ryan K. Hilton
Mealey's Litigation Report: Insurance Bad Faith
I. Introduction Many insurers that issued liability policies to homebuilders in the southeast United States are receiving an influx of Chinese-drywall claims. Between 2004 and 2007, an estimated 100,000 homes...