Part of Chinese-drywall lawsuit revs up in Virginia

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DECEMBER 27, 2018 04:47 AM, UPDATED DECEMBER 27, 2018 04:48 AM NORFOLK, VA. A class-action lawsuit that claims Chinese-manufactured drywall made American homeowners sick is revving up in Virginia. The Virginian-Pilot reported Wednesday that about 175 people are suing Chinese companies in a federal court in Norfolk. Lawyers for both sides are hashing out a schedule to move forward. 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.

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