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The Firms That Earned The Most In The Chinese Drywall MDL

Law360 (February 7, 2019, 8:19 PM EST) -- This week, a Louisiana federal judge distributed $111.4 million in fees and costs among 61 law firms that worked on multidistrict litigation over allegedly defective drywall imported from China.

The amount covers work done for the common benefit of all the cases in the MDL through 2013 and relates only to matters involving Knauf Gips KG. Claims involving Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd. and Tai'an Taishan Plasterboard Co. Ltd. remain pending.

The drywall in question came into the U.S. as a result of a shortage of building materials in the early- and mid-2000s caused by a Florida housing boom and rebuilding efforts...

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