Last week, a Miami judge ruled that a lawsuit filed on behalf of homeowners in the wake of the Chinese drywall disaster can proceed as a class action. The case, currently involving 152 homes in Miami-Dade County, Florida, marks the first state class action approved in the country. Under the judge’s ruling, homeowners in Miami-Dade County can choose whether or not they want to be a part of the lawsuit.
In the suit, homeowners in three subdivisions, which were built in 2005 and 2006, are suing the builder, developer, installer and supplier of the defective Chinese drywall. The trial is expected to begin later this year, unless a settlement is reached before then.
To date, there have been roughly 6,000 similar cases filed in a number of states throughout the country, some of which are individual settlements which have already been approved.
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