As reported by Pilot Online, seven separate Hampton Road families are suing for $2.6 million in damages due to a hazardous Chinese drywall that was used in their homes. The families are but several of the thousands of Americans who are attempting to recover compensation from the toxic, dangerous construction material. The drywall, which was [...]
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Seven families from the state of Virginia continue to fight for compensation related to Chinese drywall that was installed in their home. On October 9, 2013, the New Orleans 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear their argument against Chinese drywall manufacturer Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd. The goal of the hearing is to determine if [...]
A builder and two insurance companies recently settled a federal lawsuit involving 74 local homes with defective Chinese drywall
Norfolk and Virginia Beach Circuit Court Judges entered default judgments against the Chinese manufacturer, Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd., which sold defective Chinese drywall to the US.
A settlement between the drywall manufacturer Knauf Group and homebuilders who used defective Chinese drywall will result in hundreds of homes being repaired in Gulf states.
Chinese drywall battle in Virginia: After 2 years, more than 170 Hampton Roads homeowners are still fighting the Chinese drywall battle. Since many have sold their homes, lost them to foreclosure or bankruptcy. Many who have sold their homes were only able to receive less than half of what they paid.
According to an article published on ProPublica entitled “China Plays Tug-of-War with U.S. Inspectors over Drywall,” the United States’ investigation of defective Chinese drywall has been an everlasting “tug-of-war” battle between US investigators and the Chinese manufacturers and their government. It has even gone as far as a Chinese official attempting to force a piece of the drywall from an American inspector’s grasp.
An estimated 170 homes, built by Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans for Hurricane Katrina victims, contain defective Chinese drywall. These homes will be gutted and rebuilt for each resident.
Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd, the Chinese drywall manufacturer that was ordered to pay $2.6 million in damages to seven Virginia homeowners, has for the first time yesterday responded to the lawsuit with an appeal. This response has renewed hope that the company may eventually pay these damages.
The CPSC released a list of drywall manufacturers whose drywall produced high levels of hydrogen sulfide during testing. They stated “There is a stong association between hydrogen sulfide and metal corrosion.” Highest Levels: Knauf Plasterboard (Tianjin) Co. Ltd.: (year of manufacture 2005) China