Description of MDL No. 2047
IN RE: Chinese-Manufactured Drywall Products Liability Litigation
This multidistrict 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.