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A federal judge in New Orleans has denied requests by more than a half dozen insurers to have Chinese drywall litigation against them rejected.

Judge Eldon E. Fallon of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, who is presiding over multidistrict litigation (MDL) on Chinese drywall, has ruled that subcontractors do not need to be a part of the lawsuits.

One of the cases at issue is Pate vs. American International Specialty Lines, et al., filed in December 2009 by a trustee for the WCI Chinese Drywall Trust against WCI, a Florida contractor.

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