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Class Action Filed Against South Florida Developer and Supplier of Defective Chinese Drywall
Date:3/19/2009

Lawsuit Alleges that Drywall Emits Toxins Harmful to Humans and Property

MIAMI, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Jason and Melissa Harrell recently filed a class action lawsuit in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court on behalf of themselves and other homeowners who purchased defective homes. The Harrells allege that drywall installed in their new home, and those of their neighbors, emits destructive and harmful toxins and renders the homes unsafe and uninhabitable. The defective drywall was installed in the Harrell's home by the builder, South Kendall Construction Corp., and supplied by Banner Supply Company.

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In January 2008, Jason and Melissa Harrell purchased their newly constructed home in Palm Isle Estates, a single family home community in Homestead, Fla. Shortly after moving in, the Harrells noticed foul odors in the home, their children began experiencing significant respiratory problems and Jason began suffering headaches. The Harrells also experienced problems with their air conditioning system, appliances, internal wiring and other electrical systems rendering them, in some cases, inoperable. Black soot appeared on the copper wiring in the home and in other places.

The Harrells repeatedly asked their builder to fix the problems, but it failed to correct them. The Harrells were forced to move out of their home and into a rental. With no resolution in sight, the Harrells turned to legal counsel. "The Harrell's thought they were buying their dream home," said Joey Givner, attorney for the Harrells. "Instead, they stepped into a nightmare." Several of the approximate 10
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