Insurers Committee Sought In Chinese Drywall MDL

Law360, New York (January 19, 2010, 1:06 PM EST) -- Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. and State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. have asked the court overseeing the multidistrict product liability litigation over Chinese-made drywall to establish an insurers steering committee.

The interests of insurers implicated in the litigation are materially different from those of the manufacturers, suppliers, builders and plaintiffs involved, the two firms said in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Monday.

Liberty insures both the supplier defendant Interior Exterior Building Supply LP and a number of homeowners asserting claims...
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