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Judge refuses to dismiss Chinese drywall suit

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    A lawsuit over use of Chinese drywall will be able to go forward.  The suit was filed by homeowners who blamed a drywall manufacturer for damage to their property.

    Taishan Gypsum Co, Ltd. argued that United States courts don't have jurisdiction in claims against the Chinese company.  A federal judge in new Orleans denied that argument, and would not dismiss the claims.

     He also refused to vacate a $2.6 million judgment entered against the company when it initially refused to respond to the suit.

     Alabama is among a handful of southern states where the drywall was sold.

 

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