Drywall manufactured in China allegedly emitted toxic, corrosive, bad-smelling hydrogen sulfide gas that could damage appliances, and sicken homeowners.
Armin and Lisa Seifart’s drywall was purchased from Banner Supply. Banner, in turn, got the drywall from Knauf in China. Chinese drywall was used to meet the increased demand for construction supplies after Hurricane Katrina.
According to the plaintiff, Banner knew that it had supplied defective drywall to builders, but failed to disclose the problems.
Chinese drywall lawsuits involving thousands of claimants are being tried in New Orleans federal court. A Florida class action Chinese Drywall trial, Harrell v. South Kendall Construction, may go to trial in Miami this summer.