The Real Deal Miami

Ruling could set requirements for drywall repairs

April 08, 2010 11:39PM

Judge Eldon Fallon of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern
District of Louisiana ruled that interiors of drywall-affected homes
should be torn down “to the studs.” According to the order, all
drywall, electrical wiring, copper pipes and other materials in homes
affected should be replaced. The plaintiffs in the case were from
Virginia, suing a Chinese defendant, Taishan Gypsum. The case could
set, or at least influence, the general standard for court-ordered
drywall repairs in other sates, including Chinese drywall-heavy South
Florida. Judge Fallon found that the average cost of repairing such
homes in Virginia is $86 per square foot. [Sun Sentinel]