Times Picayune Reports that Louisiana Homeowners Turning to Builders for Chinese Drywall Recovery

On the Chinese Drywall Blog, we've frequently  forecasted that homeowners will begin bringing suit directly against their builders for Chinese Drywall recovery. This morning, the New Orleans Times Picayune reported that this is beginning to happen. The article, titled Homeowners saddled with tainted Chinese Drywall are increasingly suing local builders for damages, suggests that "Louisiana home builders have increasingly become targets of litigation."   And the article profiles a Covington, Louisiana homeowner, Eric Carter, who sued his homebuilder Sunrise Homes. Over the next few days here on the Chinese Drywall Blog, we will specifically analyze builder liability for Chinese Drywall claims, reviewing the relevant aspects of the New Home Warranty Act and other general builder warranties. Remember also that Wolfe Law Group's Scott Wolfe will be presenting at a Chinese Drywall seminar in New Orleans, LA on July 31, 2009.  The seminar is for attorneys, builders, engineers, homeowners and anyone else affected or interested in the crisis.   Read more about the seminar, and how to attend, here. In the meantime, here are a few posts from our Chinese Drywall Blog reviewing builders' exposure to imported drywall claims, and explaining the differences between class action litigation and ordinary litigation:
Scott Wolfe
About the Author: Scott Wolfe
Scott Wolfe, Jr. obtained his J.D. degree from Loyola University of New Orleans, and his B.A. from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. In 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, Scott was recognized as a Leader in Law by CityBusiness Magazine. The son and grandson of general contractors, Scott is a construction litigator in the Pacific Northwest, and the founding member of the bi-coastal law firm, Wolfe Law Group. Scott is also the founder and CEO of Express Lien, Inc., a legal document preparation service for contractors. In 2008, City Business Magazine recognized Scott as one of its Innovators of the Year for the Express Lien concept. As an entrepreneur himself, Scott has a strong background in business and commercial transactions and laws. He focuses his practice on the legal issues facing the construction industry, and has represented clients in multi-million dollar construction disputes in litigation and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Scott is a LEED AP.

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