For construction companies and suppliers who have encountered Chinese Drywall, it's only a matter of time before a complaint affects their business
New Orleans, Louisiana (PRWEB) March 24, 2009
In response to the growing concerns of developers, builders, suppliers and other construction professionals, Wolfe Law Group announced a new practice group to address the imported drywall crisis.
Chinese Drywall imported into the United States between 2001 and 2008 may be contaminated with sulfuric acid, and the issue is causing legal problems across the country. In Louisiana, some reports estimate that more than 6,000 post-Katrina homes were built with the material.
Many lawsuits, including class action suits, have already been filed against builders, developers, suppliers and other participants in construction projects that involved the use of Chinese Drywall. The plaintiffs in these suits allege that the drywall is defective, is responsible for damages to building elements, and the cause of health problems.
Wolfe Law Group is prepared to represent and advise construction industry participants implicated in litigation, facing warranty claims, or simply encountering legal uncertainties related to the use of Chinese Drywall.
"For construction companies and suppliers who have encountered Chinese Drywall, it's only a matter of time before a complaint affects their business," says Scott Wolfe, Jr., founding member of the firm. "With so much at stake, and huge class action lawsuits being filed, companies should be examining their exposure and mitigating their losses. Our new practice area is specifically geared to help contractors and suppliers accomplish this."
Following the news of Chinese Drywall problems in Louisiana, the law firm quickly made itself a valuable resource on the topic for the construction industry. It launched a new blog (http://www.ChineseDrywallBlog.com), published a Chinese Drywall How-To Legal Guide on Avvo.com, and set up a Chinese Drywall practice group (http://www.ChineseDrywallDefense.com).
The practice area fits perfectly with the boutique law firm's existing practice. Wolfe Law Group focuses its law practice on the construction industry, representing and defending suppliers, contractors, and construction professionals of all shapes and sizes in legal matters that affect their business. It has offices in New Orleans, Louisiana and Seattle, Washington.
About Wolfe Law Group
Founded in post-Katrina New Orleans in 2005, Wolfe Law Group is a construction law practice with offices in Seattle, Washington and New Orleans, Louisiana. The firm publishes a blog on Louisiana and Washington construction law titled the Construction Law Monitor, and prides itself on thinking different in the legal profession.
Jessica Hunter, director of public relations