Chinese Drywall Manufacturer Settles with Louisiana Homeowners

Jun 18, 2010, 20:32 ET from Chinese Drywall Legal Network

PLAQUEMINE, La., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin Co. Ltd., one of the companies responsible for manufacturing defective Chinese drywall, has agreed to settle two Louisiana cases set to go to trial on Monday, June 21st, in U.S. District Court Judge Eldon E. Fallon's courtroom in New Orleans, Louisiana. Plaintiffs, Paul and Celeste Clement and John Campbell, own homes that contain Chinese drywall and brought suit against the manufacturer. 

The cases involved two homes in Louisiana built with Chinese drywall manufactured by Knauf Tianjin. The cases were pending in federal court before Judge Eldon Fallon and were part of the multi-district litigation involving thousands of similarly situated homeowners. According to Dan Bryson, a member of the Plaintiffs' trial team and a member of the Chinese Drywall Legal Network, the details of the settlement are still being negotiated but are expected to include full removal and replacement of the problematic drywall, all corroded metal, and HVAC components and compensation for out of pocket expenditures while the house is being remediated. When asked about the settlement, Mr. Bryson stated, "I am pleased with the settlement and hopeful that Knauf will extend similar offers to other home and business owners plagued with the problematic drywall."

Chinese drywall was used in the construction of thousands of homes throughout the country between 2003 and 2007 and causes blackening and pitting of electrical wires; a foul "rotten egg" odor; failure of A/C units and appliances; handles and door fixtures and the blackening of jewelry and silverware.  If you are concerned about your home, business or property and think you may have a claim, please contact the Chinese Drywall Legal Network at

Members of the Chinese Drywall Legal Network represent over 650 clients in the states of Florida, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi. One of the members of the Chinese Drywall Legal Network, Mr. Dan Bryson, has helped to develop and prosecute the first two Chinese drywall cases to go to court in the country. Both cases resulted in judgments in favor of the plaintiff homeowners. The lawyers in the Chinese Drywall Legal Network have been pursuing the Chinese drywall litigation for more than a year and are heavily involved in the national litigation. More information on group members can be found at


Christopher Coffin


Chinese Drywall Legal Network

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