Florida jury awards $2.4 million in first Chinese Drywall trial

 Thursday, June 24, 2010

 Insurance Journal

A Florida couple who fled their dream home because of foul-smelling, ruinous Chinese drywall was awarded $2.4 million in damages last Friday in America's first jury trial over the defective wallboard that could have legal ramifications for thousands of similar cases. The six-person jury ruled that Armin and Lisa Seifart should receive more than just the costs of gutting and renovating their home: they were also awarded damages for loss of enjoyment of the $1.6 million house and for the drywall stigma that might reduce its resale value.