Judge Keeps Stay On State Suit In Chinese Drywall Fight

Law360, New York (June 10, 2011, 3:38 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal judge refused Thursday to lift a stay on a homebuilder's state court suit against Interior/Exterior Building Supply LP while he mulls final approval of In/Ex and its insurers' $8 million settlement of multidistrict litigation over Chinese drywall.

In rejecting Southern Homes LLC's bid for a partial new trial on the stay issue, U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon, who is overseeing the Chinese drywall MDL, ruled that the MDL court has the authority to stay the homebuilder's state court case against In/Ex under the...
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