A new Bill introduced recently into the senate could make it easier for homeowners with defective Chinese drywall to take the manufacturer to court. The Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act of 2009 attempts to make it easier to bring foreign companies before an American court. Currently, laws contain so many loopholes that foreign manufacturers of defective materials are rarely penalized by the legal system.
The new bill would require foreign manufacturers to retain a business representative in at least one state where it does significant business and who could be served with a lawsuit. While this new bill would help homeowners who are facing hundreds of thousands of dollars in repairs after defective drywall imported from China caused thousands of homes to be deemed dangerous, the bill would also assist others in opening up new avenues of recourse for other defective products which were imported into the US.
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