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Chinese Drywall Litigation News: Part I

By Jim Harvey 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...

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...

Chinese Drywall Litigation News: Part III

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 does not exist for these types of...

Good Deeds Still Going Punished? (Dragas Part III)

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...

Dragas Management: The Saga Continues

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...

Another (Non-Dragas) Chinese Drywall Decision

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...

Sometimes Carriers Have to Defend Chinese Drywall Cases

\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...