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A lawsuit has been filed in Louisiana against 14 insurers that seeks indemnification for losses and breach of contract arising from claims for the development and sale of homes allegedly containing defective Chinese manufactured drywall.

According to a release from the law firm Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C., the suit was filed by the WCI Chinese Drywall Trust, which was formed in July 2009 after the bankruptcy of homebuilder WCI Communities and its subsidiaries. The Trust assumed liability for claims alleging harm from Chinese drywall installed in homes built by WCI. It is the first insurance coverage action regarding Chinese drywall to be filed in the Chinese wall board multi-district litigation in the Eastern District of Louisiana.

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