Louisiana Senator, Julie Quinn, has introduced a bill which would allow homeowners in Louisiana to sue manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers for damages incurred by the defective Chinese Drywall used to build their homes. Senator Quinn’s proposed legislation would allow Louisiana residents to collect 100% of the damages they have incurred due to the defective drywall, in addition to attorneys fees, from the manufacturer, distributor, or seller of the contaminated drywall. Current legislation only allows homeowners to collect a percentage of the damages from the manufacturer, distributor, or seller.
While homeowners affected by the defective drywall are obviously in favor of the proposed legislation, some local business owners are not. Though they understand the devastating effects the drywall has had on homeowners, if the bill is passed, local business owners who were unaware of the effects could be put out of business and forced into bankruptcy within in a matter of days after the bill is passed.
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