Dangerous Foreign Products In the News

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Dangerous Foreign Products In the News 

“The report issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and other agencies posits that victims might be experiencing "neurogenic inflammation" brought on by the "trigeminal nerve," which branches out behind the face and throat with exposed endings in the nose.”
Drywall report offers a theory for symptoms
Herald Tribune, 10/31/09

“Disputes with insurance companies are increasing as a growing number of homeowners file claims for property damage they say is caused by defective Chinese drywall. Insurers are fighting the claims and in some instances using the information in them to drop the policies.”
Insurers Drop Drywall Victims: Some Homeowners Policies Canceled After Claims Involving Defective Chinese Product
Wall Street Journal, 10/14/09

“New legislation could make it easier for homeowners with defective Chinese drywall to take the manufacturer to court.  The Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act of 2009, introduced by Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, and co-sponsored by Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., attempts to make it easier to bring foreign companies before an American court.”
Bill Might Facilitate Suits over Bad Drywall
Miami Herald, 08/12/09

“Victims of tainted Chinese drywall have faced a complex, almost arcane maze of red tape associated with suing foreign companies who produce defective products.  Federal legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate on Friday aims to remove those obstacles and would establish new rules intended to hold foreign manufacturers more accountable when Americans are injured by their products.”
Bill Takes Aim at Foreign Manufacturers
Sarasota Herald Tribune, 08/08/09
 
 “Amid the welter of questions about tainted Chinese drywall, from the exact source of the product's defect to how to address it, one thing is clear: the litigation the drywall has spawned is going to be complex, expensive and time-consuming.”
"Legal Thicket Grows on Bad Drywall"
The Times-Picayune, 06/19/09


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