Judge refuses to dismiss Chinese drywall suit

{} {} A lawsuit over use of Chinese drywall will be able to go forward. {}The suit was filed by homeowners who blamed a drywall manufacturer for damage to their property.

{} {} Taishan Gypsum Co, Ltd. argued that United States courts don't have jurisdiction in claims against the Chinese company. {}A federal judge in new Orleans denied that argument, and{}would not dismiss the claims.

{} {} {}He also refused to vacate a $2.6 million judgment entered against the company when it initially refused to respond to the suit.{} {} {}Alabama is among a handful of southern states where the drywall was sold.