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Judge: Policy Didn't Cover Chinese Drywall Damage

RICHMOND, Va. - (AP) An insurance company doesn't have to pay for damages at a Virginia man's home ruined by Chinese-made, sulfur-emitting drywall, a decision by a federal judge Thursday that could affect how lawsuits by thousands of U.S. homeowners are settled. Full version available to lexis...

Kyle N. Roehler On 'The Storm of Coverage Questions Is Approaching - Will Contractors Be Covered For Chinese Drywall Claims?'

By Kyle N. Roehler, Attorney, Foland Wickens Eisfelder Roper & Hofer, P.C. In his article appearing in the July/August 2010 issue of Coverage , Mr. Roehler warns of the coming wave of insurance claims and ensuing coverage litigation over sulfur emissions from defective Chinese drywall. The article...

Chinese Drywall Litigation News: Part III

By Jim Harvey While state and federal courts have recently ruled in favor of homeowners damaged by Chinese Drywall, awarding large sums for the virtual demolition and rebuild of the home interiors, a local federal court has ruled that insurance coverage does not exist for these types of damages. In...

Chinese-Drywall Cases And Their Impact On Liability-Insurance Carriers In Settling Multiple Claims In Good Faith Against Their Insureds In Certain State Courts

By R. Steven Rawls and Ryan K. Hilton Originally published in 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...

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 Federal Court: Pollution Exclusion Applies To Chinese Drywall Claims

Brian Margolies, Partner, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida has held on several occasions that the pollution exclusion applies to Chinese drywall claims. See, e.g., CDC Builders, Inc. v. Amerisure Mut. Ins. Co., 2011...