UPDATE: CVN has been informed that the trial is continued to a date not yet determined.
Harrell v. South Kendall Construction, The nation’s first Chinese Drywall class action jury trial, begins Monday in Miami, Florida, and will be webcast live by CVN. Last June, a jury awarded $2.5M to a Florida couple in Seifart v. Banner Supply, the first Chinese Drywall case tried to a jury.
The Harrell trial will involve approximately 80 homeowners, many of whom were forced out of their homes by corrosive, hydrogen sulfide gas emitted by defective drywall imported from China. Repair estimates have run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars for individual homes, and many Chinese Drywall homes have been foreclosed on.