La. Homeowners Get Paid In 2nd Chinese Drywall Ruling

Law360, New York (April 28, 2010, 3:37 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has ruled that Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin Co. Ltd., a German-owned supplier of building materials that has factories in China, must pay a Louisiana family about $164,000 to repair their home because it was built with defective drywall from Knauf's Chinese operations.

The ruling was issued Tuesday after a bench trial before Judge Eldon Fallon of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. It is the second victory for homeowners in multidistrict litigation over faulty Chinese drywall. Earlier in April, another...
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