Chinese Drywall News

Chinese Drywall Maker Ordered to Pay $55,000, Stop Doing Business in U.S.

A federal judge has ordered a China-based maker of drywall to pay $55,000 in penalties and attorney fees – and to stop doing business in the United States – as punishment for refusing to take part in court proceedings over …

Federal Appeals Court: U.S. Has Jurisdiction in Chinese Drywall Suits

U.S. courts have jurisdiction over claims that a Chinese drywall company’s defective product wrecked homes, and a company that failed to show up in court must pay $2.7 million for damage to seven Virginia couples, a federal appeals court in …

Defective Drywall: Chinese Maker Questions Ruling

A Chinese drywall manufacturer asked a federal appeals court on Oct. 9 to overturn a judge’s ruling that U.S. courts have jurisdiction over claims that its defective product wrecked thousands of homes. A three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit …

Virginia Families in Chinese Drywall Case Forging Ahead

Seven Virginia families fighting for compensation over Chinese drywall that wrecked their homes have their eyes on Louisiana this week, where a federal appeals court will hear arguments over whether the manufacturer of the toxic wallboard is on the hook …

Penn. Court: ‘Single Occurrence’ Applies for Drywall Claims Arising From One Shipment

The U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania ruled last week that multiple claims that arose from allegedly defective drywall that the insured entity imported in one single shipment from China should be considered a “single occurrence” for the insurance coverage. The …

Judge Urged to Approve Chinese Drywall Settlements

Attorneys for thousands of Gulf Coast property owners urged a federal judge in New Orleans to give his final approval to a proposed class-action settlement that calls for a Chinese drywall manufacturer to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to …

Va. Court: Chinese Drywall Damage Excluded From Homeowners Policy

The Virginia Supreme Court ruled last week that home damages that were allegedly caused by Chinese drywall are excluded from TravCo Insurance Co.’s “all risk” homeowners insurance policy. TravCo Insurance is part of The Travelers Companies. The Virginia Supreme Court’s …

Chinese Drywall Settlement Could Reach $1B

Owners of thousands of U.S. homes tainted with foul-smelling Chinese drywall agreed to a legal settlement on Thursday with a German manufacturer. An attorney for the plaintiffs, Russ Herman, said the settlement reached with Knauf International was worth $800 million …

Up to 300 More Homes to Be Repaired in Knauf Chinese Drywall Settlement

A new settlement has been reached with Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin (KPT) over defective drywall manufactured by the company in China. The Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC), the Homebuilder Steering Committee (HSC) and KPT announced that under a new agreement, KPT will …

Some in Florida Want to Opt Out of Chinese Drywall Settlement

Hundreds of Floridians want to opt out of a proposed $53 million federal settlement over faulty Chinese drywall in hopes of pursuing lawsuits in state courts. Attorneys representing the Florida homeowners planned Wednesday to detail the cases and importance of …