Lawmakers Push 5th Circ. To Keep Chinese Drywall Suit Alive

Law360, New York (May 8, 2013, 4:17 PM EDT) -- Ten House and Senate members told the Fifth Circuit on Tuesday that Chinese drywall maker Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd. would gain an unfair economic advantage if it is allowed to skirt property damage and health claims from homeowners and builders in U.S. courts.

Arguing that their constituents have a right to pursue product liability cases against the foreign manufacturer, the federal lawmakers from Florida, Louisiana and Virginia lodged an amicus brief urging the appeals court to uphold a Louisiana federal judge's ruling asserting jurisdiction over Taishan...
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