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Knauf loses first drywall suit

April 29, 2010 07:57AM

A federal court in New Orleans has ordered German-owned Knauf
Plasterboard Tianjin, which built millions of tons of contaminated
drywall, to pay for damages to a homeowner. The ruling by Judge Eldon
Fallon marks the first time Knauf has had to pay for problems related
to contaminated Chinese drywall, giving the plaintiffs a $164,049
recovery, most of which would go toward restoring the home. Knauf was
also ordered to pay for appliances damaged by corrosive sulfur
emanating from the drywall. The company announced that it plans to appeal,
noting that the ruling involved just a single home. [SFBJ]