Construction Co. Exits Drywall Defense Coverage Suit

Law360, New York (February 10, 2011, 2:45 PM EST) -- A federal judge has dismissed The Mitchell Co. Inc. from a suit brought by Rightway Drywall Inc.'s insurers contending that they do not owe Rightway coverage in a putative class action Mitchell leveled against the company over defective Chinese drywall.

In an order Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, Judge Hugh Lawson said his court could not exercise personal jurisdiction against the Mobile, Ala.-based construction company, which had asserted its lack of connections to Georgia.

Rightway is still named as...
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