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Quest for Chinese drywall defendants

Manufacturers in China are hard to sue, and some installers and other middlemen in this country are sure to argue that they didn't realize the product was sometimes flawed. So, per AP, lawyers are casting a wider net. Plaintiff's lawyer Russ Herman said efforts

could involve attempts to obtain damage payments by seizing vessels that brought the drywall to the United States if they return to U.S. ports and even going after Wall Street investment banks with a share of ownership in the Chinese companies.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute


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