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Baker & Hostetler‘s products liability and construction litigation practice teams issued an Executive Alert today on class action and other litigation involving allegedly defective drywall manufactured in China.  This is a litigation trend that has been getting quite a bit of press lately.  Here is an excerpt from the Alert:

Florida homeowners have filed at least six class action lawsuits alleging violations of product liability statues and state consumer fraud statutes, negligence and breach of express and implied warranties. Similar class action lawsuits have also been filed in Alabama and Louisiana. The alleged defective Chinese drywall was reportedly first used around 2002 during the housing construction boom, particularly in Florida. An estimated 60,000 homes in the U.S. may be affected.

As more complaints and lawsuits surface, businesses that were involved with the manufacture, supply or installation of Chinese drywall will likely encounter related legal and economic challenges and could face long, expensive legal battles.

For the entire Alert, click this link to the firm’s website:

http://www.bakerlaw.com/chinese-drywall-litigation-how-best-to-protect-your-company-05-18-2009/

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