Often, Chinese drywall lawsuits go beyond the actual home remediation process to include compensation for emotional and monetary damages as well. If one has never filed a lawsuit yet, if your business relied heavily on imported Chinese drywall for residential building, especially in the last five years, then you may very well be facing a defective drywall lawsuit.
The lawsuits were first brought against a number of drywall manufacturers in the late 1990s and early 2000s. These companies were found to have made products that were inferior, resulting in the need for new products, in many cases in China. In some cases, they had been shipped directly from China and in other cases they had purchased them there. A complaint was filed with the U.S. Justice Department, which eventually became the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
For years, Chinese manufacturers of drywall were able to pass these lawsuits off as just another form of globalization, one that would soon be resolved in favor of the U.S. The Chinese government responded by making it mandatory for all drywall manufacturers to only purchase materials in China or that would be unable to operate within the country. Many of the manufacturers simply closed their operations and moved to the country.
The lawsuits brought against these companies are often brought up again because of China’s growth as an export market, including being the top producer of lumber in the world today. There are a number of factories around the world that manufacture the products that the companies used, and many of those companies still rely heavily on the China market for their profits.
There are currently more than four hundred Chinese factories operating in countries such as the U.S., Japan, Canada, and Europe. They produce products that are being used in buildings around the world, including the homes of American citizens.
These lawsuits are being brought because the products produced in China often do not meet the quality standards set by the governments in those countries where they are being produced. China is producing products in China that often use low-cost labor, lack any form of safety testing, and often include substandard products.
When they find out that there are unsafe products being sold, they often file the China lawsuits against the factory in question, because they feel that the government is unable or unwilling to enforce their standards. in order to protect its citizens. The government does not wish to allow foreign nations to make products in China and they are happy for the Chinese companies to sell them to us here.
Chinese attorneys, who are now familiar with the legal system in the U.S., are often hired by plaintiffs and their cases are settled for an amount that is much less than the original amount that was originally sought. In some cases, the amount that the settlement is actually paid out to a plaintiff is only a fraction of the amount originally sought.
The lawsuits brought against Chinese companies for the defective products used in drywall have long been a topic of interest among those who have been involved in the industry in the past. It has been widely discussed, including in the news and in popular magazines, for a long time now. The lawsuits have also been a source of tension between the people in the United States and China for years.
It appears that the people in charge in the Chinese government do not have the same concerns about the quality of products used in drywall that Americans have. They seem to focus more on the amount that they are paying, rather than the quality of products that are being used in the country.
The lawsuit and the problems associated with Chinese drywall have been the subject of a lot of public debate for several years now, but the lawsuits have yet to be resolved in the courts. There is no agreement on what the right course of action will be.
Until the U.S. government gets involved, the situation will continue to be a black hole. A huge amount of money and jobs will continue to be lost, and a large number of lives will continue to be threatened in the process.