Lennar Files Lawsuit Against Chinese Drywall Manufacturers

Lennar Corporation, a major builder in southwest Florida, has filed a lawsuit against manufacturers, installers, and suppliers of a toxic drywall that has affected numerous Florida homes.
The Chinese drywall emits gas that corrodes the walls of the homes, according to the complaint filed in Miami-Dade Circuit Court. Two class action lawsuits have been filed separately as a result of the defective Chinese drywall. The class action lawsuits allege that the defective drywall has adversely affected the health of those residing in the homes containing the Chinese drywall. The companies being sued for using the drywall dispute those claims. One target of the class action lawsuit is Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin Co. Ltd., a Chinese subsidiary of German-based manufacturer Knauf. Another company that will have to answer the suit is Knauf Tianjin and its German parent, along with a second manufacturer, Taishan Gypsum.
According to a published report in the Sarasota Herald Tribune, the companies have shipped millions of pounds of the defective Chinese drywall into Florida since 2006.