The Real Deal Miami

Federal bill could address drywall

August 13, 2009 03:15PM

A proposed law coming out of the U.S. Senate could ease the way for homeowners to sue the maker of defective Chinese drywall, which is in as many as 106,000 homes in 29 states. Florida has a high proportion of tainted drywall, thanks to a building boom and repairs from hurricane damage. Rhode Island Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse introduced the Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act of 2009, which was co-sponsored by Senator Jeff Sessions. The Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts must bring the bill to a full vote.