Chinese Drywall Litigation Heating Up

Law360, New York (July 21, 2009, 3:01 PM EDT) -- On June 15, 2009, the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation consolidated 10 "Chinese drywall" actions in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

The panel found that all of the actions "share factual questions concerning drywall manufactured in China, imported to and distributed in the United States, and used in the construction of houses; plaintiffs in all actions allege that the drywall emits smelly, corrosive gases."

The panel's order indicates that 67 related cases pending nationwide will be treated as potential...
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