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Federal court holds Chinese drywall companies in contempt for ignoring U.S. litigation

Posted: August 8, 2014 Product Liability

China’s state-owned drywall manufacturers have abandoned litigation in the U.S. involving thousands of American homeowners who sued the companies over allegedly toxic and corrosive drywall they claim has damaged their homes and their health.

State Farm seeks new trial in Mississippi whistleblower fraud case

Posted: May 18, 2013 Consumer Fraud

Illinois-based State Farm and Casualty Co. has asked a federal judge to overturn a Mississippi jury’s finding the insurance company defrauded the U.S. government by allegedly manipulating damage reports after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005 to blame

Lawsuits against Darvon, Darvocet makers expected to climb

Posted: March 25, 2011 Pharmaceutical

So far, few lawsuits have been filed against the makers of the painkillers Darvon and Darvocet, but that number is expected to climb over the next few months. The drugs, which contain the ingredient propoxyphene, as well as generic equivalents,

U.S. issues new recommendations for dealing with toxic Chinese drywall

Posted: March 21, 2011 Product Liability

The U.S. government has revised its list of recommended measures to take when dealing with “problem drywall,” which it estimates to be installed in tens of thousands of homes throughout the United States. Thousands of homeowners who purchased homes built

BP-affiliated law firm hired to advise oil spill claimants in Mississippi

Posted: January 5, 2011 Environmental

Years from now, law students may study the case of Ken Feinberg and his handling of BP oil spill claims in their textbook chapter about legal ethics and conflicts of interest.

BP refuses to pay Alabama’s claim, forcing budget cuts

Posted: September 17, 2010 Environmental

BP has said it will not pay the state of Alabama $148 million in tax revenue lost when the massive oil spill crippled industry along its entire length of Gulf coastline. The oil company cited the lawsuit brought against it

BP Official Resists Defining 'Legitimate' Claim

Posted: May 27, 2010 Environmental

A top BP PLC executive declined to be specific today when pressed at a congressional hearing to say what kind of claims the company will pay from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing

CPSC names Chinese companies responsible for toxic drywall

Posted: May 27, 2010 Product Liability

The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission has identified the manufacturers of the Chinese drywall that thousands of homeowners say has ruined their homes and their health. Enough toxic drywall to build 30,000 homes entered U.S. ports from China during the

CPSC info center helps consumers living with toxic Chinese drywall

Posted: November 14, 2009 Product Liability

The federal government has launched a new section of its web site called the Drywall Information Center. The agency developed the section in an effort to field consumer questions and complaints about the influx of tainted Chinese-made drywall to the U.S. that occurred

Toxic drywall: new meaning for the term China Syndrome?

Posted: October 28, 2009 Product Liability

In the 1970s, a blockbuster movie popularized the apocalyptic theory that radioactive material from a nuclear meltdown could burn through the earth’s core and resurface on the other side of the world. Today, the words “China Syndrome” could be an