Monday, October 25, 2010
BREAKTHROUGH IN CHINESE DRYWALL LITIGATION
Recently however, markings used on drywall manufactured by Taishan Gypsum Ltd. (Taishan) and its subsidiary Tai’an Taishan Plasterboard Co. Ltd. (TTP) have been identified through documents produced in the litigation out of New Orleans. Of particular importance is the acknowledgement by TTP that it marked boards with “made in china meet or exceed ASTM C1396 04 standard” and “DRYWALL 4feetx12feetx1/2inch” stamps, as well as other non-descript markings. This revelation may allow us to identify board previously unknown as being manufactured by Taishan or TPP. Attorneys are working on additional discovery to further identify other manufacturers deemed to have “indeterminate” or “unascertainable” manufacturers.
Based on this extremely important discovery, there will be new opportunities for homeowners who previously could not identify the manufacturer of their drywall. District Court Judge Eldon Fallon has already ordered Taishan to pay seven Virginia families a total of $2.6 million in remediation damages.
If you believe you have defective Chinese drywall in your home and experienced repeated AC coil failures, electrical issues, appliance failures, tarnished fixtures, sulfur odors in your home and/or suffer with respiratory issues, nose bleeds, headaches and or unexplained rashes, please contact me.