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SOURCE: Americas Watchdog
The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center is now pleading with the federal court in New Orleans that is handling the litigation related to Knauf Tianjin toxic Chinese drywall to reopen the identification period for what could be thousands homeowners, who have only recently realized their home in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Southeast Texas contains this extremely toxic imported Chinese drywall product. The group says, "Most of the homeowners that we talk to have only become aware their home contains Knauf Tianjin toxic Chinese drywall since December 2011, we believe there are thousands of them, there were no well publicized deadlines to get these homeowners identified, and if the federal court does not include these families, the proposed Knauf Tianjin toxic Chinese drywall final settlement will always look, and smell like a back room deal." http://ChineseDrywallComplaintCenter.Com
(PRWEB) February 04, 2013
The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center says, "For the last year we have been receiving weekly, or daily phone calls from homeowners in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Southeast Texas about the fact they had just discovered Knauf Tianjin toxic Chinese drywall in their home. By July of 2012 we realized law firms were no longer taking these calls, and at that point we began our efforts to reopen the settlement period for homeowners in these states, who have a home that contains toxic Knauf Tianjin Chinese drywall. It is heartbreaking to know these, and many other homeowners are out there, especially when they ask-is there any help for them, or their families?" The group is now urging the Federal District Court in New Orleans to reopen the identification period for homeowners, who have recently discovered their home in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, or Southeast Texas contains Knauf Tianjin toxic Chinese drywall until July 1st 2013, with the qualifiers being the current homeowner must be the original owner, and the home was built, remodeled, or went through a hurricane related repair in 2005, 2006, or 2007. http://ChineseDrywallComplaintCenter.Com
The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center says in addition to reopening the identification period for homeowners stuck with Knauf Tainjun toxic Chinese drywall there is another major issue:
"At the present time the government of China will not take responsibility for their Taishan toxic Chinese drywall product in federal courts. This specific type of toxic Chinese drywall is in over 100,000 US homes in Florida, Virginia, as well as Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Southeast Texas the extreme US Southeast. Many to most of these homes are now foreclosures. We believe the government of China should be forced to set up a trust account with a court appointed administrator to handle claims from homeowners who have lost it all in one of these toxic homes."
The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center says, "On topic of backroom deals, on January 22, 2013 CNN Money said, quote, lawmakers finally passed a piece of legislation aimed at tainted drywall – sending the bill to President Obama's desk. There's just one problem: the bill does little to prevent the problem from continuing to spread, nor keep it from happening again. And it doesn't call for standards ensuring that future drywall – imported or domestically produced – does not release similarly problematic levels of sulfur gases. It also doesn't mandate disclosure of Chinese drywall when an affected home is sold – leaving a whole new generation of buyers currently at risk for inheriting the tainted homes. What's more, after lobbying pressure from industry, the watered-down legislation hands off virtually all responsibility for developing a handful of new rules to drywall manufacturers themselves, rather than government regulators. As a result, little may actually change for those whose finances and health have been severely impacted by the tainted drywall. And what's actually causing the drywall to release its corrosive gases may remain a mystery. Most lawmakers involved in sponsoring the Drywall Safety Act were unwilling to answer questions about their new legislation, despite issuing glowing press releases after its passage touting it as an important step in the drywall saga." http://ChineseDrywallComplaintCenter.Com
The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center will continue to do everything possible to call attention to the Toxic Chinese Drywall Disaster for US homeowners, their families, and the US taxpayers. The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center also intends to make certain Chinese drywall products are never imported to the US again, or until the government of China steps up to the plate, and pays for the damages caused by their Taishan toxic Chinese drywall, that the group now believes could be in upwards of 100,000 US homes in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Southeast Texas, Virginia, and other US states. http://ChineseDrywallComplaintCenter.Com
(United States District Court-Eastern District of Louisiana MDL Case #2047)
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