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

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The lawsuit, brought by the law firms of Higer Lichter & Givner, The Blumstein Law Firm and Podhurst Orseck, alleges that the defective drywall emits toxins, including carbon disulfide, carbonyl sulfide and hydrogen sulfide. "These toxins pose serious health threats, including headaches, respiratory ailments and other health problems. They also corrode various metals within the structure of the homes and disrupt with the operation of electronic equipment," said attorney Mark Blumstein. "People buy homes for shelter and protection; not homes that make them sick."

According to the lawsuit, South Kendall Construction Corp. purchased this defective Chinese drywall from suppliers including Banner, a Miami-based company who supplied the drywall for the construction of the homes. It is believed that the manufacturer of the drywall exported approximately 67.3 million pounds of Chinese-made drywall into the United States, which is enough to build up to 7,500 average-size single-family homes. "There are many others experiencing the same problems as the Harrells," said attorney David Lichter. "Unfortunately, sometimes the only way to get companies to do the right thing is to sue them. The Harrells want a safe house, not a sick house."

A special phone line has been set up for those seeking information on the issue 305-356-7549.

About: Higer Lichter & Givner LLP provides its clients with first-rate legal consultation and representation in a variety of practice areas including litigation, real estate, corporate representation, mediation, arbitration, intellectual property and personal injury/wrongful death. Michael J. Higer, David H. Lichter and Jacob J. Givner founded the firm in 2006. The partners developed a small-firm environment to allow for personal, focused and client-centered services, whi
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