Fla. Plaintiffs Move Ahead With Chinese Drywall Suits

Law360, New York (October 25, 2011, 6:41 PM EDT) -- Florida plaintiffs who opted out of a $55 million settlement in defective Chinese drywall multidistrict litigation have moved forward on two new fronts this week, suing the owners of a drywall distributor for conspiracy and amending complaints against foreign manufacturers to include punitive damages.

In the complaint filed Monday in Florida court, two plaintiffs sued the owners of Banner Supply Co. to hold them personally liable for property damage and injuries, in a move their attorney, David Durkee of Roberts & Durkee PA, said would protect...
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