Defective Chinese Drywall
August 11th, 2010
- Chinese Drywall Cases to be Transferred to New Orleans Federal Court – A panel of federal judges has ruled that all Chinese drywall cases filed in federal courts throughout the country will be consolidated before the Honorable Judge Eldon E. Fallon in New Orleans, Louisiana. Click here to read the order from the panel. The lawyers of Pendley, Baudin & Coffin, L.L.P. will be actively involved in the Chinese drywall cases that are sent to Judge Fallon in New Orleans.
- Judge awards families $2.6M over Chinese drywall – U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon on 4/8/10 awarded seven Virginia families $2.6 million in damages for homes ruined by Chinese drywall, a decision that could affect how lawsuits by thousands of other homeowners are settled. The judge also ruled that the drywall needs to be removed and the plaintiffs’ homes need to be gutted because of the effects of corrosion. He said all electrical wiring, the heating and air conditioning system, appliances, carpet, cabinetry, trim work and flooring damaged by corrosion would have to be removed.
- Insurers have begun cancelling policies on Louisiana homes with tainted drywall – In August, Pendley Baudin and Coffin client, Tamara Thomas filed a claim with her homeowners insurance company after discovering that her air conditioning and other appliances had failed because her home was filled with defective Chinese drywall. But before the Hanover Insurance Group even denied the claim, as most insurers have been doing with claims for Chinese drywall damage, it canceled her policy, effective Nov. 19. From article by Rebecca Mowbray, The Times-Picayune, November 8, 2009.
- Defective drywall (sheetrock) imported from China, used in the construction of new homes, has caused numerous health problems and corrosion of metal and piping in the homes.
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