Chinese Drywall Class Action Lawsuit

Our law firm is participating in a massive Chinese Drywall class action lawsuit against Knauf and other Chinese Drywall manufacturers. The class action lawsuit was filed yesterday in New Orleans in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, where all pending federal cases have been consolidated in a multidistrict litigation.
The class action lawsuit names Knauf Plasterboard (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. as one of 600 other defendants in the case. An interesting side note to the filing-New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton was named a lead plaintiff in the case. The first trial should begin in January 2010.
Thus far, the Consumer Products Safety Commission has received over 2,000 complaints from 32 states. The culprit in the Chinese Drywall is hydrogen sulfide which is emitted from the putrid drywall. That’s the element that’s causing the corrosion and damage to the majority of the homes.