Manufacturer settles Chinese drywall cases
Published: June 22,2010
PLAQUEMINE, La. — Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin Co., Ltd., one of the companies responsible for manufacturing defective Chinese drywall, has agreed to settle two Louisiana cases set to go to trial today in U.S. District Court Judge Eldon E. Fallon’s courtroom in New Orleans.
Plaintiffs, Paul and Celeste Clement and John Campbell, own homes that contain Chinese drywall and brought suit against the manufacturer.
The cases involved two homes in Louisiana built with Chinese drywall manufactured by Knauf Tianjin. The cases were pending in federal court before Judge Fallon and were part of the multi-district litigation involving thousands of similarly situated homeowners.
According to Dan Bryson, a member of the plaintiffs’ trial team and a member of the Chinese Drywall Legal Network, the details of the settlement are still being negotiated but are expected to include full removal and replacement of the problematic drywall, all corroded metal and HVAC components and compensation for out of pocket expenditures while the house is being remediated.
Bryson stated, “I am pleased with the settlement and hopeful that Knauf will extend similar offers to other home and business owners plagued with the problematic drywall.”
Chinese drywall was used in the construction of thousands of homes throughout the country between 2003 and 2007 and causes blackening and pitting of electrical wires; a foul “rotten egg” odor; failure of A/C units and appliances; handles and door fixtures and the blackening of jewelry and silverware.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
One Response to “Manufacturer settles Chinese drywall cases”
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
Top Posts & Pages
- Officials set hunting dates for birds; expands dove season by 20 days
- FLIPPING OUT — Flipping houses is popular in much of the country, but in Mississippi ...
- REVVING UP — Motorcars of Jackson is preparing to open its first-ever showroom on I-55
- Mississippi judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to overturn Sen. Cochran's GOP primary win
- George Flaggs regrets repayment flaw in lending law
- TECH 21 — Mississippi's most wanted in technology
- Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto are dotting every ‘i’ and crossing every ‘t’ in the development of Seafood R’evolution, which is set to open in November
- Bryant issues executive order to establish Delta water task force
- PEDIGREE dog food recalled; might contain metal fragments