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Florida Judge Certifies Nation's First Chinese Drywall Class Action

MIAMI - (Mealey's) A Florida judge on May 27 certified the proposed class of affected homeowners and businesses in a statewide Chinese drywall class action, marking the first such class certification in the country ( Jason Harrell, et al. v. South Kendall Construction Corp., et al. , No. 09-08401...

Documents: Chinese Drywall Supplier Agreed Not To Discuss Risks

MIAMI - (AP) A South Florida construction supplier that purchased faulty Chinese drywall made an agreement with the manufacturer not to make any statements regarding the plasterboard's possible smell or health risks, according to court documents released in a class action suit Friday. The documents...

Florida Homeowners Win Nearly $2.5M In Nation's First Chinese Drywall Jury Trial

MIAMI - (Mealey's) A Florida jury on June 18 awarded a couple nearly $2.5 million for damages done to their home by Chinese drywall and held a local distributor mostly responsible, according to published reports ( Armin Seifart, et al. v. Knauf Gips KG, et al. , No. 2009-038887-CA-42, Fla. Cir.,...

Preliminary $55M Settlement Reached With Florida Homeowners In Chinese Drywall Action

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) Parties in MDL 2047 announced June 14 that a preliminary $55 million settlement has been reached between Florida-based drywall suppliers, their insurers and a proposed class of homeowners whose properties were damaged by tainted Chinese drywall ( In re: Chinese-Manufactured...

Florida Firm OKs $55 Million Chinese Drywall Settlement

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) A Miami-based supplier of tainted Chinese drywall agreed in a court filing Tuesday to a $55 million settlement of claims that the corrosive product damaged homes, all or nearly all of them in Florida. The proposed settlement, which requires approval from U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon...

Federal Judge Issues Order Approving 5 Defective Drywall Settlements

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) The federal judge in Louisiana presiding over the massive Chinese-manufactured defective drywall litigation issued an order Feb. 7 approving five class action settlements with manufacturers, builders, suppliers and installers of Chinese drywall and their various insurers...