Court OKs Pilot Program to Replace Tainted Drywall
Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced that under a pilot remediation program approved by U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon, about 109 Louisiana homes will be repaired. The program calls for a total of 300 homes in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida to be repaired. Under Judge Fallon's agreement, all or nearly all of the tainted drywall that has been linked to corrosion of wiring, air conditioning units and computers, along with possible health effects, must have been manufactured by Knauf Plasterboard Tianjian. Plaintiffs attorneys estimate between 2000 and 3000 homes with tainted drywall could be remediated if the pilot program succeeds.
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