Negligence In Drywall Case Requires Notice: Fla. Judge

Law360, New York (March 25, 2011, 6:12 PM EDT) -- Homebuilders, installers or suppliers of allegedly faulty Chinese drywall can only be held negligent if it is proven the companies were aware the drywall was defective, a Florida state judge overseeing a class action ruled in an order made available Wednesday.

In ongoing class action litigation over the Chinese-made drywall, Judge Glenn D. Kelley of the 15th Judicial Circuit in Palm Beach County, Fla., said in a March 18 ruling released Wednesday that there was no general duty on the part of any of the defendants,...
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