Federal Judge Issues Order Regarding Defective Drywall Settlements

NEW ORLEANS - The federal judge in Louisiana presiding over the massive Chinese-manufactured defective drywall litigation issued an order on Sept. 27 extending the time for plaintiffs to file a claim form to participate in five class action settlements with manufacturers, builders, suppliers and installers of Chinese drywall and their various insurers, estimated to be in excess of $1 billion (In re: Chinese-Manufactured Drywall Products Liability Litigation, No. 2:09md02047, E.D. La.).

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