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Chinese Drywall MDL Judge Decides Damages In First Contested Trial

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) A pair of homeowner plaintiffs in the first contested Chinese drywall trial in the federal multidistrict litigation court in Louisiana are entitled to $164,049.64 to restore their home and property to its pre-drywall condition, the judge overseeing the cases held April 27;...

Florida Judge Certifies Nation's First Chinese Drywall Class Action

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 Kendall Construction Corp., et al. , No. 09-08401...

Florida Homeowners Win Nearly $2.5M In Nation's First Chinese Drywall Jury Trial

MIAMI - (Mealey's) A Florida jury on June 18 awarded a couple nearly $2.5 million for damages done to their home by Chinese drywall and held a local distributor mostly responsible, according to published reports ( Armin Seifart, et al. v. Knauf Gips KG, et al. , No. 2009-038887-CA-42, Fla. Cir.,...

Chinese Drywall Manufacturer Agrees To Remediate Homes Affected By Defective Product

NEW ORLEANS -- (Mealey's) The Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC) in the Chinese Drywall multidistrict litigation and defendant Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin (KPT) on Oct. 14 announced a settlement to remediate up to 300 homes in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida impacted by KPT's...

Parties In Defective Chinese Drywall Litigation Propose Class Action Settlement

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 by Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin (KPT) ( In...

Judge Gives Preliminary OK To Settlement In Chinese Drywall Litigation

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) The federal judge in Louisiana presiding over the Chinese drywall multidistrict litigation on Jan. 10 preliminarily approved a settlement that would resolve thousands of claims involving defective drywall manufactured by Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin (KPT) ( In re: Chinese-Manufactured...

Federal Judge Issues Order Approving 5 Defective Drywall Settlements

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) The federal judge in Louisiana presiding over the massive Chinese-manufactured defective drywall litigation issued an order Feb. 7 approving five class action settlements with manufacturers, builders, suppliers and installers of Chinese drywall and their various insurers...