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Hearing about Chinese drywall damage scheduled for April 28

NEW ORLEANS — A lawyer says last week’s $3.2 million payment for Chinese drywall damage to seven houses is a good sign for thousands of others in at least six states.

Plaintiffs’ attorney Russ Herman says it now seems a matter of proving damages for up to 4,000 other people who sued Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd. A hearing is scheduled for April 28.

Herman says he expects U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon in New Orleans will soon release the $3.2 million paid last week.

Earlier, Taishan paid a $40,000 fine for contempt of court because the company had failed to show up for hearings and $15,000 in associated attorneys’ fees.

The judge had said that unless Taishan made all three payments, it could not participate in the damages hearings.

 

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2 comments

  1. It is about time Taishan Gypsum, steps up and takes care of business. So many families have had to relocate, file bankruptcy, loose their homes to foreclosure or continue to live in a toxic nightmare. Not one single family is going to get rich form this class actions suit. It simply allows the home owner to be made whole again. It was hard enough to loose everything in Hurricane Katrina or Hurricane Rita, but them to rebuild only to find out that your home was rebuilt using toxic materials, was a whole other loss. It will be nice to be able to redo our homes and finally be able to move forward from this nightmare.

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