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Chinese Drywall News Roundup

April 27th, 2010

AP: La. family with drywall-tainted home awarded $164K

“The award he gave is going to be more than sufficient to remedy the Hernandez home,” said plaintiffs’ attorney Christopher Seeger.

Wall Street Journal: Chinese Drywall Maker Says It Is in Talks With Builders

The homeowner will also receive money for damaged property and be reimbursed for living expenses and attorney and court fees, said Chris Seeger, the attorney representing the Hernandez family.

This “creates a problem in that [KPT is] not going to get out cheap like they want to,” he said.

Wall Street Journal Law Blog: Justice Near for the Prisoners of Chinese Drywall?

Seeger…dramatically compared the drywall to a ‘poltergeist’ taking over and slowly destroying the Hernandez’s Mandeville, La., home.”

Miami Herald: Court ruling gives boost to victims of bad drywall

“These initial decisions in Louisiana are hugely important for thousands of homeowners who have been living with the poltergeist effects caused by this defective material in their midst,” said the Hernandezes attorney, Christopher Seeger.
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Second Bellwether Chinese Drywall Victory

April 27th, 2010

Federal judge awards Hernandez family $164,049 in bellwether Chinese drywall case. Congrats to Chris Seeger, Jeff Grand, and many others! Learn more by reading our press release:

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April 14th, 2010

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Seeger Weiss secures bellwether $2.6 million verdict in Chinese drywall case

April 9th, 2010

Read more about the case in the News section of our website.

Accutane Side Effects May Quadruple Risk of Ulcerative Colitis

April 9th, 2010

Researchers at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill have found that using Accutane increased the risk of developing ulcerative colitis by four. They published their findings in the March 30, 2010 issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology. Researchers looked at data from 87 health insurance plans and discovered roughly 8,200 patients diagnosed with IBD, or inflammatory bowel disease. IBD represents a group of disorders of the digestive track, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. The study also revealed that the risk of developing a bowel disorder increased in relation to the dosage size of Accutane.