On August 29, 2019, Judge Eldon E. Fallon, of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, granted preliminary approval of the Settlement Agreement reached between Class Counsel and the Chinese Defendants. A joint fairness hearing for final approval will be held at the United States Courthouse for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 500 Poydras Street, Room C-456, New Orleans, LA 70130 on December 11, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
Description of MDL - 2047
IN RE: Chinese-Manufactured Drywall Products Liability Litigation
This multidistrict litigation consists of over 50 cases currently pending before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. A number of cases have also been filed in several state courts. In both the federal and state cases the plaintiffs have filed suit alleging certain actual and potential damage or risks associated with Chinese-manufactured drywall. The defendants, either manufactured, distributed or installed the drywall. The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation assigned this multidistrict proceeding to Judge Eldon E. Fallon of the Eastern District of Louisiana to coordinate discovery and other pretrial matters in the pending cases.