Drywall Installers May Face Strict Liability In Fla.

Law360, New York (December 14, 2010, 8:19 PM EST) -- A Florida judge has ruled that strict liability claims can be brought against Chinese drywall installers under certain circumstances, finding that the merit of the claims should be decided individually for each defendant.

Judge Glenn D. Kelley of the 15th Judicial Circuit in Palm Beach County, Fla., said Dec. 8 that he could not dismiss the strict liability claims on an omnibus basis against the defendants. Instead, he would decide on an individual basis whether a particular installer is a mere service provider and therefore subject...
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