After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, there was a massive drywall shortage due to the booming construction industry, and several companies began importing drywall from China to meet the surging demand. The problem? The defective drywall contained high levels of sulfur which corroded copper, silver and gold, and caused A/C units and electronics to fail. Litigation against the two major Chinese manufacturers began in 2009, and Judge Fallon appointed founding partner Dawn Barrios to run the litigation. Dawn and the BKC team helped secure a settlement with Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin, worth over $1.1 billion, to repair the homes of those affected by its drywall.