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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.... 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

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... Read More

$2.6m Default Judgment for Chinese Drywall Plaintiffs
Posted on 7 Apr 2010 by Gerald C. Matics

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... Read More