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Seifarts win $2.5 million drywall verdict

June 21, 2010 09:45AM

Ervin Gonzalez of Colson Hicks Eidson had asked the jury for $4.4 million

Armin and Lisa Seifart, the Coconut Grove homeowners in the nation’s
first jury trial over defective Chinese drywall, have been awarded $2.5
million in damages from a Miami-Dade County Circuit Court jury. The
damages were apportioned among several defendants, including 55 percent
of the damages assessed to Miami-based Banner Supply, 35 percent to
Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin and 5 percent to each of the importers and
exporters. The damages include $100,000 per month of the nearly three
years during which the Seifarts could not live at home. Attorney Ervin Gonzalez
had asked the jury for $4.4 million for his clients. [Miami Herald]