Mississippi, Chinese Drywall, and an innocent Contractor

Mississippi's Court of Appeals has held that a co tractor may not be held liable for the use of tainted Chinese Drywall. The decision swung on evidence showing the much maligned product was not altered by the contractor, who was also unaware that the product was salvaged.

The Mississippi Court of Appeals applied the "innocent seller" exception to the Mississippi Products Liability Act.   See Kent Holifield, et al. v. City Salvage, Inc., No. 2015-CA-01293-COA, Miss. App., 2017 Miss. App. LEXIS 115.  

This blog has discussed Chinese Drywall on many occasions in the past, choosing to focus on high profile cases, and insurance implications.

If you are a contractor or seller of materials and have a question about how this ruling might affect you in Mississippi, or South Carolina, call is at your convenience. 843-224-6676


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