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Russell Budd Announces Opening Of Baron & Budd P.C. Office In Miami
Posted on 10 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - Russell Budd has announced the opening of plaintiff's law firm Baron & Budd, P.C. 's new office in Miami. The new office will offer its services to individuals and businesses with environmental issues as well as those victimized... Read More

Florida Attorneys Join Forces To File Statewide Class Action Against Banner Supply
Posted on 14 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Florida attorneys Mike Ryan and Ervin Gonzalez have joined forces to file a Florida statewide class action against Banner Supply in Broward County Circuit Court. The complaint alleges that Banner Supply, a major supplier of... Read More

Florida Firm OKs $55 Million Chinese Drywall Settlement
Posted on 14 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Documents: Chinese Drywall Supplier Agreed Not To Discuss Risks
Posted on 8 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Judge: Policy Didn't Cover Chinese Drywall Damage
Posted on 4 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Jury Awards $2.4 Million In First Chinese Drywall Trial
Posted on 21 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) A Florida couple who fled their dream home because of foul-smelling, ruinous Chinese drywall was awarded $2.4 million in damages Friday in the nation's first jury trial over the defective wallboard that could have legal ramifications... Read More

Florida Judge Certifies Nation's First Chinese Drywall Class Action
Posted on 28 May 2010 by Gerald C. Matics

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... Read More

Jury Deliberating Fla. Chinese Drywall Case
Posted on 18 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) Deliberations will resume in Florida in the first jury trial over homes built with defective Chinese drywall. Jurors deliberated about four hours Thursday and will be back again Friday. Armin and Lisa Seifart are seeking at least $4... Read More

Chinese Drywall Manufacturer, U.S. Home Builder Settle Over Florida Homes
Posted on 18 May 2010 by Gerald C. Matics

ATLANTA - (Mealey's) A key Chinese drywall manufacturer and a major U.S. home builder confirmed on May 18 that they have reached agreement on compensation for repairs the builder made to a number of homes it constructed in South Florida. Don Hayden... Read More

Chinese Drywall Litigation News: Part III
Posted on 15 Sep 2010 by Vandeventer Black LLP

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... Read More

For Insurers In Pennsylvania, Courts Continue to Sing The Praises Of Kvaerner And Gambone
Posted on 4 Jan 2011 by Randy J. Maniloff

By Randy Maniloff, Partner, White and Williams LLP 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

Parties In Defective Chinese Drywall Litigation Propose Class Action Settlement
Posted on 15 Dec 2011 by Christopher Bauer

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) Parties in the Chinese drywall multidistrict litigation in a Louisiana federal court on Dec. 15 announced a proposed class action settlement that would potentially resolve thousands of claims involving defective drywall manufactured... Read More

No-Show Chinese Drywall Maker To Appeal $2.6 Million Default Judgment
Posted on 11 Jun 2010 by Gerald C. Matics

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) A key Chinese drywall manufacturer that had a default judgment for more than $2.6 million entered against it in May finally appeared in federal court June 10, only to serve notice that it is appealing the judgment and all... Read More

Videocast - Michael Ryan of Krupnick Campbell on Chinese Drywall Remediation and Insurance Coverage
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