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Chinese Drywall Suits Will Likely Breed Many Claims

Law360 (April 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Lawsuits and legislation over Chinese-made tainted drywall installed in U.S. homes have the potential to rack up significant damages awards over the next couple of years, plaintiffs and defense attorneys say.

The judicial panel on multidistrict litigation recently agreed to consider consolidating the more than 30 federal lawsuits filed so far over the foul-smelling drywall. Meanwhile, the U.S. Senate will likely hold a hearing on the issue in the coming months, said Jim Davis, a partner with Holland & Knight and a former member of the...
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