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Holy Mau: Florida Federal Court Rejects Continuous Trigger for Chinese Drywall Claims
Posted on 27 Dec 2010 by Randy J. Maniloff

I am serious. And stop calling me Shirley. By Randy Maniloff, Partner, White and Williams LLP Chinese drywall -- litigation over the smell of a rotten egg, uh, rolls on. For some insurers, Chinese drywall is a potentially large exposure. With... Read More

New Developments in Chinese Drywall Claims -- Summer 2010
Posted on 1 Sep 2010 by Ellen Clarke and Sallie Kraus

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... Read More

For Insurers In Pennsylvania: Courts Continue to Sing The Praises of Kvaerner And Gambone
Posted on 27 Dec 2010 by Randy J. Maniloff

By Randy Maniloff, Partner, White and Williams LL Karen Carpenter, on life as an insurer in Pennsylvania handling construction defect claims: Everything I want the world to be Is now comin’ true especially for me And the reason is clear... Read More

McCarter & English LLP on Chinese Drywall Litigation and Insurance Coverage
Posted on 17 Jan 2012 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

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... Read More

Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin Enters Settlement to Remediate Up to 300 Homes Impacted by KPT's Defective Drywall
Posted on 27 Oct 2010 by Christopher Bauer

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) The Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC) in the Chinese Drywall multidistrict litigation and defendant Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin (KPT) today announced a settlement to remediate up to 300 homes in Alabama, Mississippi... Read More

Environmental Coverage Summary: 2013 – Cases Interpreting the "Absolute" Pollution Exclusion
Posted on 24 Feb 2014 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

By Ellen J. Zabinski and Adam H. Fleischer Even a small sampling of 2013's leading insurance coverage decisions in the environmental realm clearly demonstrates the stark differences from state to state as to: whether injury from contaminants... Read More

Application of Exclusion to Drywall Claim Does Not Render Coverage Illusory
Posted on 14 Nov 2011 by Brian Margolies

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... Read More

McCarter & English LLP on Chinese Drywall Litigation and Insurance Coverage
Posted on 17 Jan 2012 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

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... Read More

Kyle N. Roehler on “The Storm of Coverage Questions Is Approaching—Will Contractors Be Covered for Chinese Drywall Claims?”
Posted on 10 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

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... Read More

Chinese Drywall Cases And Their Impact On Carriers In Settling Multiple Claims In Good Faith In Certain State Courts
Posted on 14 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

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... Read More

Weekly LexisNexis Video News Update - June 21, 2010
Posted on 21 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

Among the stories on this video edition of LexisNexis Legal News, investors of BP on June 8th filed a securities fraud class action against the company on behalf of shareholders worldwide, alleging the company misrepresented the safety of its Gulf... Read More

Conrod of Kaufman & Canoles on 'Legally Obligated' Chinese Drywall Insurance Case
Posted on 7 Jun 2010 by HB Litigation Conferences

(Please visit the site to view this video) From the insurance coverage disputes arising from the Chinese drywall litigation came a ruling by Judge Rebecca Beach Smith of the U.S. District Court in Norfolk, Va. recognizing that remediation costs are... Read More

Ryan of Krupnick Campbell on Chinese Drywall Remediation
Posted on 9 Jun 2010 by HB Litigation Conferences

(Please visit the site to view this video) Michael Ryan of Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock Liberman & McKee spoke on remediation protocols during HB Litigation Conferences' recent conference on Chinese drywall litigation and insurance... Read More

Hot Issues in Construction Defects Insurance Coverage
Posted on 8 Mar 2010 by Conferences in Arizona

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... Read More

Holy Mau: Florida Federal Court Rejects Continuous Trigger for Chinese Drywall Claims
Posted on 27 Dec 2010 by Randy J. Maniloff

I am serious. And stop calling me Shirley. By Randy Maniloff, Partner, White and Williams LLP Chinese drywall -- litigation over the smell of a rotten egg, uh, rolls on. For some insurers, Chinese drywall is a potentially large exposure. With... Read More