5th Circ. Affirms $2.7M Judgment For Chinese Drywall Maker

Law360, New York (January 29, 2014, 2:19 PM EST) -- The Fifth Circuit on Tuesday upheld Chinese drywall manufacturer Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd.'s $2.7 million default judgment in sprawling multidistrict product liability litigation, finding the district court had jurisdiction based on the company's close ties with a Virginia distributor.

A Louisiana federal court, where the MDL is being heard, issued the judgment to cover the cost of removing all the drywall in 2010, after Taishan had neglected to respond to the complaint or enter an appearance. The company had argued to the Fifth Circuit that the...
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Case Information

Case Title

In Re: Chinese-Manufactured

Case Number



Appellate - 5th Circuit

Nature of Suit

4365 P.I. - Product Liability

Date Filed

June 22, 2010

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