The Chinese Drywall issue continues to spread beyond the Gulf Coast area and makes it more apparent that not only is it a nationwide issue, but that there may be more of this faulty wallboard in the country, possibly in the state, than we first considered.
In Virginia, a group of homeowners have banded together to sue their developer and others for using Chinese drywall in their homes:
Five Hampton Roads homeowners are seeking more than $5 million in a lawsuit filed against a local developer, a distributor and a Chinese drywall manufacturer.
The homeowners claim the companies were negligent for selling the drywall and not warning customers that it was defective. They are seeking class-action status for the suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Norfolk.
Attorney Richard Serpe says his clients are upset that the drywall has made their homes unfit to live in. People in several states have complained that it emits a corrosive gas that damages electrical systems and causes respiratory illness.
For those Texas and Louisiana residents who feel they may have Chinese drywall in their home or property, the Berniard Law Firm is equipped and ready to help you get the legal resolution you deserve. Specializing in insurance and property disputes, our firm has experience working with builders and companies that are used to cutting corners or passing on responsibility, problems that are at the heart of this Chinese drywall issue. Give us a call or send us an email and we will get back to you immediately to discuss your legal options.