Most in the construction industry are aware of the many claims that have
surfaced in the last few years concerning defective drywall originating from
China that has resulted in a rash of homeowner claims of property and personal
injury damage. Because of the construction boom between...
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...
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 does not exist for these types of...
If you recall, a bit over a year ago I posted regarding the Builders Mut. Ins. Co. v. Dragas Management Corp. litigation in the Eastern District of Virginia federal court. [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] Back in May of 2010, the Court dismissed a suit by a contractor that voluntarily...
I am beginning to think that I should start a page just dedicated to
the Dragas Management Chinese Drywall saga. If you remember, Dragas is
the company that tried to do the right thing and help its customers. However, it made the mistake of doing this without a "claim" so its insurance...
By Chris Hill
Here at Construction Law Musings, we've discussed the Dragas line of cases relating to Chinese Drywall. In those cases (for more, just plug in the word "Dragas" into the search field to the right of this post), the Court analyzed the insurance implications of remedial measures...
\Well, I'm back from vacation and almost dug out from under the stack that was on my desk when I returned and can now get back to Musings . Thanks for awaiting my return (I'm sure it was with baited breath )
I have spoken here at Construction Law Musings on the Dragas line of cases that essentially...