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Chinese Drywall Litigation News: Part II

By Jim Harvey Many cases are pending in state and federal courts from Virginia through Louisiana over damages caused to homes built with Chinese Drywall. While the Consumer Product Safety Commission continues a massive investigation into the matter, the courtroom developments are leading the way to...

Chinese-Drywall Cases And Their Impact On Liability-Insurance Carriers In Settling Multiple Claims In Good Faith Against Their Insureds In Certain State Courts

By R. Steven Rawls and Ryan K. Hilton Originally published in 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. Between 2004 and 2007, an...

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...

McCarter & English Update: Litigation Over Chinese Drywall Continues, With Some Clarity

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, LLP, first note that the housing boom of the mid...