In Re: Chinese-Manufactured Drywall Products Liability Litigation

  1. February 21, 2020

    Firms In Chinese Drywall MDL Must Arbitrate $6.8M Fee Tussle

    A Louisiana federal judge has sent part of a $6.8 million fee dispute stemming from a settlement over allegedly defective Chinese drywall to arbitration, finding some of the firms making competing claims had agreed to arbitrate disputes in their co-counsel agreement.

  2. February 18, 2020

    Homeowners' Defective Chinese Drywall Claims Go Forward

    A Louisiana federal judge refused to toss homeowners' suits in another round of litigation over allegedly defective Chinese drywall, rejecting Knauf Gips KG's arguments that the suits were filed too late.

  3. August 20, 2019

    Chinese Drywall Makers Shell Out $248M To Settle MDL

    Homeowners and Chinese companies embroiled in litigation over allegedly defective drywall have reached a $248 million settlement to resolve the dispute, according to a filing in Louisiana federal court Tuesday.

  4. May 28, 2019

    Chinese Drywall MDL Parties Close In On Settlement

    Homeowners and Chinese companies embroiled in litigation over allegedly defective drywall notified a Louisiana federal court that they have reached an agreement on the basics of a settlement, asking the court to stay cases based in Louisiana, Florida and Virginia while they attempt to finalize a deal.

  5. March 07, 2019

    Chinese Drywall MDL Trimmed As Case Heads Toward La. Trial

    A pair of Chinese companies will continue to face a proposed class action over allegedly defective drywall, though they did succeed in getting a number of claims thrown out, according to a Wednesday ruling in the Louisiana-based multidistrict litigation.

  6. February 06, 2019

    MDL Judge Lets Attys Have It, Then Lets Them Have $111M

    A Louisiana federal judge chastised "vitriolic" fee requests from attorneys on his way to distributing $111.4 million in fees and costs among 60 law firms that worked on multidistrict litigation over allegedly shoddy drywall imported from China.

  7. September 06, 2018

    Committee In Drywall MDL Urges La. Court To Stay Fla. Claims

    The steering committee in the Chinese drywall multidistrict litigation fired back Thursday at Chinese manufacturers' motion to dismiss all individuals with properties in Florida from the Louisiana property damage action, telling a Louisiana federal court that the claims should be stayed as a protective measure since their appropriate venue has been challenged.

  8. August 08, 2018

    Firm Strikes Back At Chinese Drywall Committee In Fee Row

    Parker Waichman LLP on Wednesday swung back at the fee committee in Chinese drywall multidistrict litigation after it had sought to disqualify the committee's chair and co-chair over the allocation of legal fees, telling a Louisiana federal judge a reasonable person would question whether the committee is doing its job.

  9. August 02, 2018

    Fee Committee Blasts DQ Bid In 'Never-Ending' Drywall Fight

    The fee committee in multidistrict litigation over allegedly defective Chinese drywall on Wednesday blasted Parker Waichman LLP's motion to disqualify the chair and co-chair, telling a Louisiana federal court the bid has little to do with any conflicts and instead is the just the latest in a string of "scorched earth" attempts to cause havoc in the "never-ending" dispute over legal fees.

  10. July 19, 2018

    Chinese Co. Pays $2M To End Installer's Drywall Claims

    A Louisiana federal judge on Wednesday signed off on a deal in multidistrict litigation over allegedly defective drywall products from China that sends $2 million to a group of consumers following the resolution of claims initially bought by a drywall installer against a Chinese manufacturer.