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Drywall Distributors: No Legal Duty Means No Tort Liability For Economic Loss

NEW ORLEANS - Distributors of allegedly defective Chinese drywall have no legal duty outside their respective contracts to prevent a product from malfunctioning or injuring itself, and therefore there can be no tort recovery against them for such damages...

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'Good Faith Seller' Of Chinese Drywall Seeks Partial Judgment On Liability

NEW ORLEANS - A distributor of Chinese drywall is at odds with plaintiffs in the federal multidistrict litigation as to whether tort damages are available from it under Louisiana law, with the distributor contending in a Sept. 29 motion and Nov. 5 reply...

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Chinese Drywall Manufacturer To Waive Service Rights Under Hague Convention

NEW ORLEANS - One of the major manufacturers of Chinese drywall named as a defendant in the federal Chinese drywall multidistrict litigation has agreed to a one-time waiver of its right to be served with process under international law, the judge overseeing...

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Judge Denies Summary Judgment To Insurer On Duty To Defend, Indemnify

BROOKLYN, NY - A federal judge in New York on Nov. 6 declined to consider an insurer's motion for summary judgment regarding its coverage obligation in an underlying construction defects action brought against insureds that have failed to appear in...

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Panel Says Insurer Has No Duty To Defend Breach Of Contract, Negligence Claims

WAUKESHA, Wis. - A commercial general liability insurer has no duty to defend claims against its insured subcontractor for breach of contract, negligence and slander of title arising from a dispute over the subcontractor's excavation and grading work...

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Insurer Has No Duty To Defend Negligent Construction Suit, Judge Says

OPELIKA, Ala. - A commercial lines insurance company has no duty to defend or indemnify insureds in an underlying negligent construction action, a federal judge in Alabama ruled Nov. 20 (Evanston Insurance Co. v. North Lake Condo Club LLC, et al., No...

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