Successful Defense of Homebuilder in Chinese Drywall Litigation

Major Homebuilder
Defense of major homebuilder and affiliates in Florida and Texas in the MDL class action in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana and Florida State Court over the use of allegedly defective Chinese drywall in the construction of homes. Our team succeeded in obtaining dismissals of the primary claims in the state court actions, and our clients were part of a favorable global settlement resolving all remaining drywall claims against them.
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Melissa Pallett-Vasquez

Melissa Pallett-Vasquez

Partner, International Group Co-Chair
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