Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Chinese Company Understands Profit, But Not Product Liability

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a District Court ruling that there is personal jurisdiction in US courts over a Chinese drywall manufacturer.  If you are not familiar with the legal, environmental and health issues related to Chinese drywall use in US buildings, click here for a summary, or watch the ABC video report below

Apparently the company never responded to this lawsuit and was subjected to a default judgment.  They claim that they did not understand the implications of the lawsuit.  As the judge noted, that's what American law firms are for.

Chinese Drywall Report from ABC:

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