IN RE CHINESE-MANUFACTURED DRYWALL PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION, 753 F.3D 521 (5TH CIR. 2014)
Cunningham Bounds and other law firms represent homeowners and homebuilders who brought class actions against manufacturers of Chinese drywall after defective drywall installed in homes caused personal injuries and property damages. Cases were transferred pursuant to multi-district litigation rules to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana and hundreds of other actions were consolidated. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals holds that courts of Florida, Virginia, and Louisiana properly exercised personal jurisdiction over Chinese drywall manufacturers and that MDL court properly refused to set aside a default judgment entered against one such Chinese drywall manufacturer.