A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a Chinese drywall manufacturer must pay damages to a Louisiana family in the first contested court case
over the corrosive product.
U.S. District Court Judge Eldon Fallon said that Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin Co. Ltd., or KPT, must pay more than $164,000 to repair Tatum and
Charlene Hernandez’ Mandeville, La. home, replace damaged personal property and pay for rental housing for the couple and their two
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children while their home is fixed.