Chinese Drywall

Class Action Filed For Defective Fiber Cement Siding

I recently came across this interesting article about a class action arising from defective fiber cement siding.

According to the article. CertainTeed changed the way it made the siding starting in 2002.  At that time, they started using fly ash instead of grain and silica sand in the siding.  The fly ash has different physical characteristics including an increased water absorption.  This has apparently resulted in long-term defects in the product. 

This sounds somewhat similar to numerous other construction defect cases that we have looked at.  The lawyers at Hendren & Malone are currently working on class actions relating to defective Chinese drywall.  If you have a question about a class action or a defective construction product, call Mike Malone at Hendren & Malone today for a free consultation.

American Drywall May Be Faulty Too

It is reported that homeowners are now bringing claims relating to contamination from American drywall in addition to Chinese drywall.  For more, click here.

Lowes Announces Drywall Class Action Settlement

As reported by the Wall Street Journal, Lowes has announced a settlement of a class action involving drywall.  for more click here.

If you have class action question, please call Mike Malone at Hendren & Malone.

Chinese Drywall Class Action Filed Against Banner Supply

As reported by the Miami Herald, two South Florida law firms working on Chinese drywall cases joined forces Friday, filing a class-action lawsuit in Broward Circuit Court against Banner Supply, which distributed thousands of sheets of the defective product to builders across the state.

Attorneys Ervin Gonzalez of Colson Hicks Edison in Coral Gables and Mike Ryan of Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock Liberman & McKee in Fort Lauderdale hope to consolidate thousands of suits filed against Miami-based Banner.

Last month, a Miami-Dade jury awarded a Coconut Grove couple Gonzalez represented $2.5 million for damages and expenses triggered by the imported drywall, supplied by Banner, which can make homes smell, ruin appliances and damage wiring.

Ryan and Gonzalez hope to use the argument in that case against Banner in the other cases. Gonzalez argued that Banner knew about potential problems with the drywall in 2006 and failed to warn anyone, although the company struck a deal with the manufacturer to have some of their Chinese drywall replaced.

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