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When Bad Things Happen to Your Real Estate

When Bad Things Happen to Your Real Estate October 22, 2010. By Brenda Craig.
Seattle, WA The mere mention of Dr. John Kilpatrick's name can settle litigation. Kilpatrick holds a Ph.D. in Real Estate Finance from the University of South Carolina and is arguably the country's leading expert in the area of real estate valuation. He has testified at trial on behalf of plaintiffs or provided expertise to legal firms across the US in dozens and dozens of litigation proceedings that involve damage to property.
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Attorney Gary E. Mason Discusses Recent Activity in the Chinese Drywall Litigation

Attorney Gary E. Mason Discusses Recent Activity in the Chinese Drywall Litigation September 8, 2010. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC Attorney Gary E. Mason can attest to the fact that the Chinese drywall litigation isn't cut-and-dried. "At the August status conference, US District Court Judge Fallon said the case was 'rapidly approaching the end game,' says Mason. "Fallon announced that a mediation was scheduled for August 24. The participants would include representatives from the plaintiffs' steering committee, the Chinese drywall manufacturer Knauf Tianjin Plasterboard and representatives of the various suppliers, builders and insurers. Fallon appeared to be optimistic that mediation would be successful."
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Lawyer Wins Landmark Drywall Case in Florida

 Lawyer Wins Landmark Drywall Case in Florida June 30, 2010. By Brenda Craig.
Miami, FL "This is an important case for consumers," says attorney Ervin Gonzalez. "And this is what I do: sue bad companies who do bad things." Gonzalez has recently landed a $2.4 million verdict for a Florida family whose dream home was ruined by toxic Chinese drywall. The trial, says Gonzalez, sent a powerful message. It's the first jury trial in the avalanche of litigation hurled at distributors, manufacturers and contractors involved the toxic drywall catastrophe.
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Good News for Homeowners with Chinese Drywall, says Attorney Gary Mason

 Good News for Homeowners with Chinese Drywall, says Attorney Gary Mason June 19, 2010. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC Two Chinese drywall cases that were set for trial June 21 have just been settled. "This is great news for homeowners with Chinese drywall," says attorney Gary Mason, who represents about 700 homeowners in Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and North Carolina. His firm also represents hi-rise buildings in Florida and Alabama. "We are continuing to take on new clients and making sure they have a professional inspection so we can best present their case in the court."
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Deadline Approaches for Some Chinese Drywall Victims

November 30, 2009. By Jane Mundy.
Florida About 100,000 homeowners nationwide are dealing with the problem of defective Chinese drywall and the resulting foul sulfur odors, repeatedly failing HVAC units, corrosion of wires and other exposed metal objects, and mysterious appliance failures. The Chinese manufacturers and have admitted that drywall they sold between 2004 and 2008 may be defective. The solution—which includes the replacement and disposal of all drywall in the home—is expensive and time-consuming, and thousands of homeowners have turned to the legal system for help. Now, an important deadline is approaching.
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Chinese Drywall Homeowner Applied for a Forbearance Agreement

Chinese Drywall Homeowner Applied for a Forbearance Agreement November 20, 2009. By Jane Mundy.
Middleburg, FL Sherolyn, a paralegal, had to move out of her new home because it was built with Chinese drywall, and now she is asking her mortgage company for a forbearance agreement. "State officials are encouraging mortgage companies to grant this agreement to homeowners with this toxic drywall," she says.
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Drywall Litigation Lawyers Turn Focus to Possible Compensation Scenarios

Drywall Litigation Lawyers Turn Focus to Possible Compensation Scenarios October 30, 2009. By Brenda Craig.
Jupiter, FL More homeowners in Florida have joined the apparently non-stop train of Americans plagued by toxic Chinese drywall. Attorney Alan Linkhorst has recently filed a class action on behalf of about 25 unit owners at the Renaissance Commons in Boynton Beach.
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Not All Bad Drywall Comes from China—Maybe

Not All Bad Drywall Comes from China—Maybe September 26, 2009. By Brenda Craig.
Las Vegas, NV That smelly, home-destroying drywall that is creating havoc for thousands of Americans is not just a product of China. "I think the proper name for it may be toxic drywall," says attorney Craig Fuller. "We have found that some of this toxic drywall is manufactured by American companies."
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Chinese Drywall Cases Fast-Tracked

Chinese Drywall Cases Fast-Tracked August 20, 2009. By Brenda Craig.
New Orleans, LA A judge from Louisiana has been given the job of dealing with all the Chinese drywall lawsuits that are being gathered together in a Multi District Litigation( MDL) case and he's made it clear he will be moving fast. "That's good news," says New Orleans attorney Joesph Bruno. "Judge (Eldon) Fallon is talking about a trial date in six months, which is extraordinary."
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Recent Developments in Chinese Drywall Lawsuits

Recent Developments in Chinese Drywall Lawsuits August 18, 2009. By Jane Mundy.
New Orleans, LA Attorney Gary Mason, one of about 50 lawyers nationwide assigned to work on the Chinese drywall case, discusses with LawyersandSettlements recent developments in the ongoing contaminated drywall litigation…
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