In April, we posted an update of the litigation surrounding the Chinese company Taishan Gypsum, and the defective drywall they manufactured and exported the the United States. Judge Eldon Fallon awarded seven families in the Eastern district of Louisiana 2.6 million dollars for the damages caused them by the sulfuric acid emitting drywall. But because Taishan Gypsum is a foreign manufacturer, and there are currently no laws in place that hold them liable for their defective products, there was question as to whether or not these families would ever see a penny of the money owed them.
Defective Manufacturers Finally React
After not responding to the initial suit, the default judgement made in November by Judge Fallon, or any other attempts U.S. attorneys made at contacting them, Taishan Gypsum has finally made a move. On June 10th, Taishan Gypsum, manufacturer of defective drywall, filed an appeal of Judge Fallon’s ruling. This appeal marks the first time Taishan Gypsum has responded to a lawsuit in the United States. They will appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, including any and all rulings made by Judge Fallon. Judge Fallons 2.6 million dollar award amount comes from a the sum of the costs of all of the demolition and renovation of each of the seven families’ homes.
To read previous posts regarding Taishan Gypsum, click below:
Defective products are dangerous products, potentially causing injury or death
Taishan Gypsum Victims awarded $2.6 Million – Money They May Never See
What to do if You Believe You are a Victim of a Defective Product
Hopefully, justice will be done, and Taishan Gypsum will be forced to provide recoveries to the families whose lives were turned upside down by the defective products they were manufacturing. If you or a loved one have been negatively affected by a defective product, you will need help, and the attorneys at the Mininno Law Office are eager to offer that help. Let us get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us for a free case evaluation, or call us for a free consultation at 856-833-0600 in New Jersey, or 215-567-2380 in Philadelphia.