In Re: Chinese-Manufactured Drywall Products Liability Litigation
Nature of Suit:
Multi Party Litigation:
Class Action, Multi-district Litigation
July 18, 2014
A Louisiana federal judge on Thursday barred a Chinese manufacturer from doing business in the U.S. until it shows up in court to answer questions about its failure to pay a $2.7 million default judgment in multidistrict litigation over defective drywall, holding the company in both civil and criminal contempt.
July 30, 2013
The owners of 267 Boynton Beach, Fla., condo units have reached a $7.2 million settlement in multidistrict litigation with builder Coastal Construction of South Florida Inc. over claims their properties were damaged by defective Chinese drywall, according to a settlement approval motion filed in Louisiana federal court Tuesday.
February 07, 2013
A Louisiana federal judge on Thursday certified five classes of property owners and approved their settlement agreements worth a combined $1 billion in wide-ranging multidistrict litigation over property damage allegedly caused by defective Chinese drywall.
January 30, 2013
The owners of units in a West Palm Beach condominium on Wednesday asked the Louisiana federal court handling multidistrict litigation over allegedly defective Chinese drywall to approve their $10 million settlement with construction and insurance companies.
January 18, 2013
A Louisiana federal judge on Thursday preliminarily approved four class settlements involving insurers and drywall suppliers worth a combined $17.4 million in multidistrict litigation over allegedly defective Chinese drywall.
November 19, 2012
Class members who object to an $80 million settlement agreement that is part of the massive litigation regarding allegedly defective Chinese drywall asked a federal judge on Friday to sanction class counsel for allegedly trying to intimidate the objectors.
June 20, 2012
Two insurers of Chinese drywall importers, including Norfolk, Va.-based Venture Supply Inc., on Wednesday agreed to pay $13 million to settle claims from Virginia homeowners in the massive product liability multidistrict litigation in Louisiana federal court over the allegedly defective drywall.
May 15, 2012
A Florida real estate developer on Monday agreed to pay $4.8 million to a class of condominium owners who claim that Chinese-manufactured drywall used in the construction of the homes caused health problems and property damage.
December 15, 2011
The plaintiffs in Louisiana-based multidistrict litigation over faulty Chinese drywall announced Thursday that Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin has agreed to pay for remediation and personal injury claims in a settlement worth between $800 million and $1 billion.
July 18, 2011
A Louisiana federal judge on Monday dismissed claims against a Michigan insurance company in multidistrict litigation over allegedly defective Chinese drywall, ruling the court had no personal jurisdiction because the company did no business in Louisiana.