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Schuette to Speak at Chinese Drywall Litigation Conference
June 4, 2009

SchuetteBusiness & Commercial Litigation partner William L. Schuette will serve as a discussion panel member at the Chinese Drywall Litigation Conference on June 18 in New Orleans. The conference, which is presented by HB Litigation Conferences, will take place at the Ritz-Carlton hotel. Mr. Schuette, whose practice includes products liability and toxic tort litigation, joins speakers from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, consulting firms, environmental experts, and other law firms, and will take part in a panel discussion on multi-district litigation proceedings and class action issues related to Chinese-manufactured drywall.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, consumers from at least 16 States and the District of Columbia have reported health symptoms or certain metal corrosion problems in their homes that may be related to drywall imported from China. The organization has received more than 180 such reports since December 2008.