(PRWEB) February 11, 2013
On February 4th 2013 the Chinese Drywall Complaint Center distributed a national press release entitled quote, "Chinese Drywall Complaint Center Now Urges New Orleans Federal Court to Reopen ID Period for Homeowners Stuck with Knauf Tianjin Toxic Chinese Drywall-1000's Not Included." The group now fears their worst nightmare for homeowners stuck in toxic Chinese drywall hell may just have happened, with the February 7th 2013 announcement that a "Global Settlement" has been reached in the Knauf Tianjin toxic Chinese drywall litigation. The group says, "We are not thrilled with this settlement. How do you have a global settlement involving a toxic Chinese drywall drywall product that emits gases that are so corrosive that electrical wires turn black, or eat through a copper air conditioning coil in about a year in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, or Texas, where the vast majority of homeowners had to walk away from their homes, or that missed thousands of unidentified homeowners, and call it a Global Settlement? In our opinion if you add in homeowners living, or that lived in a home in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas we are certain there are at a minimum 50,000 homes that contain this extremely toxic Chinese drywall building product. Tragically, this global settlement only includes about 5000 people-or less. Many of the original group initially signed up for Knauf Tianjin settlement walked away out fear of what exposure was doing to their health, or the health of their children, or they just could not wait any longer after signing up in 2009." http://ChineseDrywallComplaintCenter.com
The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center is not a law firm, and their efforts in trying to assist homeowners who are victims of Knauf Tianjin, or any other type of toxic Chinese drywall is not an attempt to practice law. However, the group considers the quote Global Settlement involving Knauf Tiainjin toxic Chinese drywall to be a insult not just to the impacted homeowners, who only recently discovered toxic Chinese drywall in their home, but also to US taxpayers as well, because taxpayer funded Fannie Mae may be sitting on thousands of toxic Chinese drywall home foreclosures in the US Southeast. Why weren't the US taxpayers included in this quote Global Settlement with Knauf Tianjin?
So what happens next? The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center will encourage law firms that have the capability of appealing this settlement to review what the group considers to be a very flawed agreement, that left too many homeowners stuck on the curb. Simultaneous to this the group will begin a very aggressive national public relations effort to identify new homeowners who are the original homeowner of a home in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and other states to see if Knauf Tianjin was used in their home, subdivision, condominium, or town home development. The group will then invite homeowners to submit their information to them, and the group will then forward this information to the federal court in New Orleans, and law firms that are working on the appeal. This consumer outreach will begin later in February 2013. http://ChineseDrywallComplaintCenter.com
The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center spoke with the Knauf Tianjin toxic Chinese Drywall presiding federal judge's clerk on Wednesday February 6th 2013. In that conversation the clerk acknowledged the fact that the federal judge was "aware many homeowners had not yet been identified with respect to the Knauf Tianjin toxic Chinese drywall litigation, and that a new class of homeowners might be the right thing to do." The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center, and or its affiliates will make certain this federal judge has ample proof the global settlement did not include enough people. http://ChineseDrywallComplaintCenter.com
(United States District Court-Eastern District of Louisiana MDL Case #2047)