Chinese manufacturer must pay over drywall, judge rules

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

children while their home is fixed.