The plaintiffs are part of a larger class-action lawsuit that involves thousands of people in several states. They claim the Chinese-made drywall contained hydrogen sulfide, which destroyed electrical wiring and sickened residents.
Some of the drywall was sold through the Norfolk-based company Venture Supply, which supplied the drywall inside each of the plaintiffs’ homes.
The suit is against Taishan Gypsum Co. and Beijing New Building Materials Public Limited. The firms’ lawyers say they’re working quickly to resolve the case.
Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com