Pa. Makes Its Mark On Chinese Drywall Dispute

Law360, New York (April 26, 2013, 11:37 AM EDT) -- On Feb. 15, 2013, a Pennsylvania federal district court held that the shipment of defective drywall from China to the United States constituted one “occurrence” for purposes of insurance coverage, and the occurrence took place when the damage caused by the drywall manifested itself in the residences or buildings of the underlying plaintiffs. With this ruling, Pennsylvania joins Virginia as one of the few states to opine regarding the number of occurrences in the Chinese drywall context.

Devon International, Devon International Industries and Devon International Group imported a single order of drywall from China to Pensacola, Fla. After taking possession of...

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