Part of Chinese-Drywall Lawsuit Revs Up in Virginia


A class-action lawsuit that claims Chinese-manufactured drywall made American homeowners sick is revving up in Virginia.

The Virginian-Pilot reported that about 175 people are suing Chinese companies in a federal court in Norfolk. Lawyers for both sides are hashing out a schedule to move forward.
Plaintiffs are part of a larger class-case case involving thousands of people in several states. They claim that Chinese-made gypsum board contains hydrogen sulfide, which destroys electrical cables and condensed debris.

Some of the drywall was sold by the Norfolk-based Venture Supply company, which provides drywall to each of the applicants’ homes.

Litigation, Taishan Gypsum Co. and Beijing New Building Materials Public Limited Company. Firms’ lawyers say they work quickly to solve the case.

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