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Jury Awards Damages for Chinese Drywall to Homeowner

A Florida family has been awarded $2.46 million in the first Chinese drywall lawsuit to be heard by a jury. The decision was seen by some as a “bellwether” case, which could forecast how other juries may respond to similar evidence that will be presented in other trials over Chinese drywall that has caused problems for homeowners throughout the United States.…

Chinese Drywall Class Action Suit Certified in Florida

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A class action lawsuit over Chinese drywall has been certified in Florida state court, allowing about 150 Miami-area homeowners to pursue compensation from drywall suppliers and builders who allegedly built homes with toxic wallboard imported from China, which has been found to release foul smells and cause corrosion throughout the home. …

CPSC Reports Defective Chinese Drywall in Homes in 24 States

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has received about new 270 reports of defective Chinese drywall problems, bringing the total number of reports to at least 877 homes from 24 different states across the country.…

Chinese Drywall Testing by EPA Confirms High Levels of Chemicals

This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirmed Chinese drywall testing found that samples of wallboard imported from China between 2004 and 2008, which have caused corrosion and other problems for hundreds of homeowners, contains certain potentially harmful chemicals that are not found in drywall manufactured in the United States.…

Chinese Drywall Problems Lead to Reports of Scams in Florida

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum indicates that the recent Chinese drywall problems that have surfaced throughout Florida, have led to reports of scams involving con artists fraudulently claiming that they can detect the presence of corrosive drywall and others who are falsely promising to fix the issues caused by the defective wall-board.…

Florida Drywall Testing Seeks Information on Health Side Effects

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According to a statement released Friday, the Florida Health Department has started testing to identify and assess the potential health effects that may be caused by defective Chinese drywall. Thousands of homes throughout the state built since 2003 may contain plasterboard that has been found to emit gases that are corroding metals and could be causing health problems for residents.…

Florida Chinese Drywall Complaints Lead to Call for Federal Help

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Florida Governor Charlie Crist requested Federal assistance with the Chinese drywall problems that will impact thousands of homeowners in his state, asking for access to the resources of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help assess this growing federal health issue.…

Defective Chinese Drywall Lawsuits

Thousands of homes in Florida and throughout the United States that were built between 2004 and 2007, may contain defective drywall imported from China.

The Chinese drywall contains dangerously high concentrations of sulfur, which could produce a rotten egg smell, destroy the homes electrical wiring and potentially cause other problems.…

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