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Miami-based Chinese drywall distributor sues German supplier for over $100 million

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 21 2011

About a month after agreeing to a $55 million preliminary settlement with homeowners affected by Chinese Drywall, Miami-based distributor, Banner Supply Co., filed a cross-complaint against German manufacturer, Knauf Gips A.G. and its related entities, seeking over $100 million in damages

Chinese drywall first bellwether trial ongoing

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 9 2010

The first federal trial in the nationwide Chinese drywall controversy began on February 19th, 2010 in New Orleans and is ongoing

Lead paint: the court throws the rental market into turmoil

  • Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 10 2011

On October 24, 2011, Maryland’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, issued its decision in Jackson v. Dackman Co., and found that the immunity provisions of The Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing Act (the “Act”) are unconstitutional

Clarification of the economic loss rule may greatly expand tort claims in construction litigation

  • Smith Currie & Hancock
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  • USA
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  • May 31 2013

The economic loss rule is a judicially-created doctrine that sets forth the circumstances under which a tort action is prohibited if the only damages