CGL Coverage For Chinese Drywall Claims: An Overview
January 5, 2011, 3:48 PM EST
Law360, New York (January 5, 2011, 3:48 PM EST) -- Over the past several years, thousands of homeowners have sued developers, contractors, manufacturers and suppliers, alleging that the Chinese-manufactured drywall installed in their homes is defective because it emits harmful gasses that can corrode metal and cause a variety of health problems (and smells like rotten eggs). Studies have shown that much of the Chinese drywall imported into the United States between 2004 and 2008 contains elevated levels of sulfur.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the excess levels of sulfur lead to the...