U.S. Senator Bill Nelson of Florida says that he raised the issue of imported toxic drywall with Chinese President Hu Jintao during a break in this week’s nuclear security summit in Washington, according to the Sarasota Herald Tribune.
The senator’s website reports on the exchange:
President Hu through a translator pledged to investigate – to “look into it” immediately, Nelson said. “If we can get the top government official of China working on this,” Nelson said, “then that’s where we’re going to get the money to make these homeowners whole.”
The website claims that interchange was the first time that the matter was broached directly with President Hu.
Homeowners in Virginia, Florida, and Louisiana have been particularly hard hit by toxic drywall. Last week, in the landmark first Chinese drywall lawsuit that was resolved in federal court, seven Virginia families represented by Attorney Serpe received a $2.6 million court judgment yesterday against Taishan Gypsum Company Ltd., a Chinese state-owned drywall manufacturer.
If your home contains Chinese drywall, or you suspect that it might, you need to know your legal rights immediately. Do not hesitate to contact the lawyers at the Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, P.C. for a no-obligation Virginia Chinese drywall consultation, Toll Free 877-544-5323.