In Re: Chinese-Manufactured Drywall Products Liability Litigation

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Case Number:



Louisiana Eastern

Nature of Suit:

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

Multi Party Litigation:

Class Action, Multi-district Litigation


Eldon E. Fallon


  1. October 26, 2015

    Chinese Co. Says It's Immune To Faulty Drywall Suits In US

    Beijing New Building Materials PLC sought on Friday to dismiss suits against it in litigation consolidated in Louisiana federal court over defective drywall, arguing that it had sold too little drywall in the U.S., and none in Louisiana and Virginia, to face the suits.

  2. September 01, 2015

    Drywall Maker Fights $2M Award To Condo Developer

    Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin Co. Ltd. and a group of related companies told a Louisiana federal judge Monday his nearly $2 million remediation cost award to a condominium developer amounts to "a double recovery" under a 2011 settlement between the companies and plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation over defective drywall.

  3. August 20, 2015

    Plaintiffs Slam Drywall Co.'s Privilege Claim For Ex-Exec

    Plaintiffs in the Louisiana multidistrict litigation over allegedly defective drywall supplied by Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd. have claimed that documents relating to one of its key former employees were improperly included in a privileged document list submitted by its former counsel at Hogan Lovells LLP.

  4. August 07, 2015

    Product Liability Cases To Watch In The Second Half Of 2015

    Attorneys following the General Motors ignition switch defect litigation are particularly interested in the scope of Jenner & Block chairman Anton Valukas' upcoming deposition, while trial lawyers will pay close attention to the first bellwether case in the Lipitor multidistrict litigation as well as the performance of the Zoloft plaintiffs' key expert witness. Here, Law360 eyes the cases product liability attorneys will be tracking in the second half of the year.

  5. July 30, 2015

    Drywall Cos. Say No Need To Delay Injunction Ruling In MDL

    A group of Chinese drywall companies that are defendants in multidistrict litigation in Louisiana federal court on Wednesday said there's no reason to grant the plaintiffs' bid to delay a ruling from the controlling judge on the scope of an injunction he ordered — a clarification requested by a related company involved in separate litigation. 

  6. July 16, 2015

    JPMorgan Told To Produce Docs On Chinese Drywall Cos.

    A Louisiana federal judge told JPMorgan Chase & Co. to cough up documents on its and its subsidiaries' relationships with Chinese drywall manufacturers facing homeowners' claims in multidistrict litigation over defective drywall on Wednesday, denying the bank's motion to quash the plaintiffs' subpoena.

  7. June 10, 2015

    Chinese Co. In Drywall Suit Denies Doing Business In US

    China National Building Materials Group Corp., a defendant in the ongoing consolidated litigation over defective drywall, argued Wednesday that it does not control certain companies that plaintiffs say conducted business in the U.S. against the directive of a contempt order. 

  8. June 04, 2015

    Drywall Cos. Forgo Venue Defense In Damages Fight: Class

    Plaintiffs targeting Chinese companies including Beijing New Building Materials Public Ltd. Co. in multidistrict litigation over allegedly defective drywall argued Thursday that the companies should not be allowed to challenge the court's jurisdiction over them if they engage in an upcoming hearing on class damages.

  9. May 15, 2015

    Drywall Plaintiffs Can Shield Expert Docs On Damages: Judge

    A Louisiana federal judge on Thursday spurned Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd.'s bid to compel discovery from class action plaintiffs suing the Chinese manufacturer over defective drywall, ruling documents underpinning an expert's opinion on potential damages were protected from disclosure.

  10. May 13, 2015

    Drywall Plaintiffs Fight To Shield Expert Docs On Damages

    Plaintiffs suing Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd. over defective drywall argued Wednesday that the Chinese drywall manufacturer should not be allowed to pry into certain documents that Taishan has claimed relate to their expert's views on plaintiffs' damages, arguing they have already submitted relevant details.