U.S. Sens. David Vitter and Mary Landrieu have weighed in on court efforts to force a Chinese drywall company to pay Louisiana citizens for their losses.
Thousands of Louisiana homeowners with defective Taishun gypsum drywall still haven't been made whole. Some, like the Fatta family in Slidell, are still living with the defective drywall nine years after Hurricane Katrina made drywall scarce.
In recent statements on the Senate floor, Vitter said: "Taishan, a state-owned entity, refuses to take responsibility for its harmful products and continues to disregard U.S. law and our court system."
The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a multimillion-dollar judgment requiring Taishuan to cover the cost of removing the defective product. Taishan objected to jurisdiction in the U.S., and Judge Eldon Fallon held it in contempt of court criminally and civilly.