Chinese Drywall Trial Ends in $2.6 Million Award for Home Owners

A federal judge in New Orleans has awarded seven homeowners $2.6 million in compensation for the damages caused by defective Chinese drywall. The defendant in this case was Chinese drywall manufacturer Taishan Gypsum Co. While the judge’s decision was a victory for homeowners who now face the arduous task of gutting their homes, it may be difficult to make the Chinese company pay the judgment. However, lawyers for the homeowners have said they may try to seize company ships headed for the US in order to ensure proper payment.
This first Chinese drywall trial is the first with more expected to come in June or July. It’s still not too late to pursue justice if you believe your home has been affected by the tainted Chinese drywall.