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$4M Default Judgment Sticks in Chinese Drywall Case (access required)

In the wake of plaintiff Dragas Management Corporation’s $4 million default judgment against defendant Taishan Gypsum Company for damages incurred in the remediation of homes built with defective Chinese drywall, the Norfolk Circuit Court grants plaintiff’s show cause motion pursuant ...

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Man burned to death while operating ride-on mower – $2,500,000 Verdict (access required)

Decedent Frank S. Wright, an 88-year-old Chesapeake resident, died on Dec. 23, 2010, when his Ryobi ride-on lawn mower exploded while he was using the mower and burned him to death. The case was filed against Ryobi and Home Depot ...

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No Secondary Coverage for Chinese Drywall (access required)

Having already concluded defendant townhomes have no coverage for damage from Chinese Drywall under the “pollution exclusion” in plaintiff carriers’ insurance policies, a Newport News U.S. District Court says the carriers have no obligations under secondary coverage provisions for damages ...

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