$2.6m Default Judgment for Chinese Drywall Plaintiffs

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) The judge overseeing the federal Chinese drywall multidistrict litigation awarded seven Virginia families more than $2.6 million in damages April 8 against a manufacturer that has already been held in default; the judge made no mention, however, of how the judgment might...

Chinese Drywall Cases And Their Impact On Carriers In Settling Multiple Claims In Good Faith In Certain State Courts

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...

McCarter & English LLP on Chinese Drywall Litigation and Insurance Coverage

By Nicholas Insua, Jason Alexander & Michael Smith, Attorneys, McCarter & English, LLP In their commentary, "Update: Chinese Drywall Litigation Continues," Nicholas Insua, Jason Alexander & Michael Smith of McCarter & English, LLP, first note that the housing boom of the...