Deadline For Knauf Chinese Drywall Class Action Set for December 9, 2009
December 4, 2009 — For homeowners with drywall imported from China, there is an opportunity to join a class action against Knauf Plasterboard (Tianjin), one of the manufacturers of the sulfur contaminated Chinese drywall. The deadline for filing to join the class action is December 9, 2009. The class action bypasses expensive procedures for plaintiffs that are normally associated with service on a foreign company.
Knauf Plasterboard (Tianjin) (KPT), a subsidy of German company Knauf Gips AG, allegedly imported much of the contaminated drywall into the U.S. between 2004 and 2006. KPT has agreed to temporarily waive their rights to have the lawsuits served through the Hague Convention, giving potential plaintiffs a short window to submit their claims to the class action. Judge Fallon of the Eastern District Court of Louisiana has stated that the court will not grant any extensions nor amend the class action complaint to add claimants at a later date.
Joining the Chinese Drywall Class Action
To join the class action against Knauf Plasterboard, affected homeowners need to submit the following documents to be considered for inclusion:
- Complete the Plaintiff’s Chart and send form to Arnold Levin of Levin, Fishbein, Sedran & Berman by email, [email protected] or fax to (215) 592-4663.
- Complete the Plaintiff Profile form and send form by email to [email protected]. Any questions can be directed to plaintiff’s liaison counsel Herman, Herman, Katz & Cotlar.
- Judge Fallon’s Pretrial Order outlining the limitations of the class action.