Description of MDL
In Re Chinese-Manufactured Drywall Products Liability Litigation
litigation consists of over 50 cases currently pending before this
Court. 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 United States District Court for the
Eastern District of Louisiana to coordinate discovery and other
pretrial matters in the pending cases. Subsequent cases filed in any
federal court will ordinarily be transferred to this district court to
become part of MDL No. 2047 as "Tag Along" cases. Upon the conclusion
of discovery and other pretrial matters, the cases that constitute MDL
2047, unless otherwise resolved, will be transferred back to the
federal district courts from which they originated for trial.