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4,000 homeowners in Southern U.S. will collect damages from toxic Chinese drywall firm

Between 12,000 and 20,000 American homes were built (or renovated) with toxic Chinese drywall between 2001 and 2007, most of them in the southern states. Just under a million square feet of Chinese drywall came into Canada during that period, but complaints of that products' quality have been conspicuous by their absence in this country.


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October 8, 2014 by Steve Payne

4,000 homeowners in the Southern U.S. who sued a Chinese drywall firm – Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd. – will share damages that may total over a billion dollars, Canadian Press reports. The homeowners sued because of the odour and corrosion that the company’s board allegedly produced in these homes.

See the full story here in PLANT, a sister publication to Canadian Contractor at Business Information Group.


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2 Comments » for 4,000 homeowners in Southern U.S. will collect damages from toxic Chinese drywall firm
  1. We also used this dry wall when doing home renovations in our bathroom year 2010 it smelled bad and if you tried to bend it, it crumbled we were told by Rona home center Hope b.c. that it would be ok the stuff stunk till we got it covered with paint We no longer own this house so it was a bad deal for us and we would be glad to be compensated for our troubles Clinton Martindale Box 823 Hope B.C. V0X1L0 PH 604 869 2388

  2. Colleen says:

    This story is incorrect. The Judge has created a Class for the lawsuit and can assess damages and a judgement but the Chinese manufacturer has fired their attorneys and gone home. Taishan is still refusing to pay and abide by the US ruling.