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China Ignoring Legal Responsibility for Toxic Chinese Drywall

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There's no question the drywall causing people to flee their homes due to potential health hazards and corroding appliances is from China. I repeat - there's no debate that the drywall potentially causing cancer and obliterating the value of people's homes was shipped from China. However, China is deflecting any legal responsibility and simply ignoring lawsuits brought forth by distraught citizens.

There's only been one Chinese company that's recognized the lawsuits so far. The big challenge for attorneys is the fact that trying a case in international court is extremely expensive and any civil judgments are not enforceable in China.

Don't let this dissuade you from filing a lawsuit if you've been affected by the toxic Chinese drywall. As a lawyer who works for a firm that's won cases involving toxic substances, I believe somehow, some way, justice will be served.

This lethal drywall is destroying people's lives and if there's a will, there's a way to attain the necessary compensation to right this wrong.

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One potential legal avenue to explore involves attempts to obtain damage payments by seizing vessels that shipped the drywall to the U.S. and filing claims against Wall Street investment banks with a share of ownership in the Chinese companies,
according to chron.com.

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