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Construction Firm Begins Fixing Florida Homes Containing Chinese Drywall

Construction Firm Begins Fixing Florida Homes Containing Chinese Drywall March 8, 2011. By Charles Benson.
Fort Lauderdale, FL Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based construction company Moss & Associates was chosen recently to fix homes that have been affected by Chinese drywall, the Miami Herald reports.
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Florida Resident Sickened by Chinese Drywall Forced from Home

Florida Resident Sickened by Chinese Drywall Forced from Home February 20, 2011. By Gordon Gibb.
Lauderhill, FL Her name is Eleanor Aguilar and Chinese drywall chased her out of her own home. Her townhouse in Lauderhill, Florida, was built with defective China drywall from Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin. The defective drywall compromised her health as well as her appliances—and now her home will take three months to remediate.
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CDC: No Link between Chinese Drywall and 11 US Deaths

CDC: No Link between Chinese Drywall and 11 US Deaths February 8, 2011. By Charles Benson.
New Orleans, LA The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently said that it did not find a link between Chinese drywall and the deaths of 11 people across the country living with the defective product, The Associated Press reports.
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Insurer Canceling Policies on Defective Chinese Drywall Homes

Insurer Canceling Policies on Defective Chinese Drywall Homes January 28, 2011. By Heidi Turner.
Punta Gorda, FL Homeowners who face problems with Chinese drywall received more bad news: the public insurance company in Florida has said it will suspend policies on homes with extensive Chinese drywall problems. For homeowners already suffering health problems and financial troubles because of the defective Chinese drywall, the announcement is another blow.
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China Refuses to Compensate for Chinese Drywall Problems

China Refuses to Compensate for Chinese Drywall Problems January 17, 2011. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC The pressure on Chinese drywall manufacturers to come clean, if you will, about the environmental toxicity of its tainted plasterboard has been ratcheted up of late with the visit to China in recent days of Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) Chairwoman Inez Tenenbaum, and the pending visit to the US of Chinese President Hu Jintao.
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Chinese Drywall Plaintiffs Suffer Insurance Setback

Chinese Drywall Plaintiffs Suffer Insurance Setback December 30, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
New Orleans, LA While victims of defective Chinese drywall are getting some satisfaction from lawsuit settlements, and repair funding from suppliers, distributors and contractors responsible for installing the defective product into scores of homes, a judge ruled a week before Christmas that there will be little help for homeowners through their existing insurance policies.
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Chinese Drywall: Judge Rules in Homeowners' Favor

Chinese Drywall: Judge Rules in Homeowners' Favor December 19, 2010. By Heidi Turner.
Palm Beach, FL When it comes to Chinese drywall, there could be some confusion over who is to blame for homeowners dealing with Chinese drywall problems. For example, the companies who installed the defective Chinese drywall did not make the drywall, but they did use it. So the question becomes, does that make them responsible for problems with Chinese drywall?
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Chinese Drywall Victims Hold Rally in Washington, DC

Chinese Drywall Victims Hold Rally in Washington, DC December 10, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Washington, DC Homeowners who have been living with Chinese drywall have decided to air their frustrations in the nation's capital by holding a rally recently in front of the Senate, WVEC.com reports.
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Chinese Drywall Homeowners Finally Getting Their Due

Chinese Drywall Homeowners Finally Getting Their Due November 28, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Homestead, FL The Chinese drywall debacle is finally coming to an end for dozens of homeowners in Florida stricken with the substandard drywall. Not only will they have their homes repaired, but also their attorney's fees and other expenses will be covered. Another victory for the homeowners is that they won't have to reimburse the manufacturer if less than 95 percent of the drywall in their homes turns out to be product other than that manufactured by the defendant.
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Lawyers Drop Their Opposition to Chinese Drywall Settlement

Lawyers Drop Their Opposition to Chinese Drywall Settlement November 20, 2010. By Heidi Turner.
Columbus, GA Lawyers who initially opposed a settlement with Lowe's regarding Chinese drywall have dropped their opposition now that the terms of the agreement have been changed. Consumers who experienced Chinese drywall problems filed a lawsuit against Lowe's, alleging the home-improvement chain sold drywall with high levels of sulfur, strontium or other compounds that caused problems in their homes. A settlement was initially reached with Lowe's, but critics argued that the settlement gave too much money to attorneys and not enough to the people with the allegedly defective Chinese drywall in their homes.
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