The Louisiana federal court overseeing the multidistrict litigation (MDL) involving defective drywall imported from China has entered an order awarding more than $160,000 in damages in the case of one claimant following a non-jury trial conducted in March 2010. In re: Chinese-Manufactured Drywall Prods. Liab. Litig. (Hernandez v. Knauf Gips KG, No. 09-6050), MDL No. 2047 (U.S. Dist. Ct., E.D. La., decided April 27, 2010). Because the parties agreed that the drywall was defective and that remediation was required, the opinion focuses on the nature and scope of the remediation given a dispute over this aspect of the case. A comprehensive discussion of the damage caused by the drywall is included; that damage apparently ranges from metal corrosion in plumbing and electrical systems, as well as the metals used in appliances and consumer electronics, to flooring, clothing and carpeting ruined with lingering odors. The court also included in the damages calculation alternative living expenses, the costs of a thorough cleaning and certification by an environmental consultant. Attorney’s fees will be decided at a later date.