Broward judge allows Chinese drywall victims to pursue individual cases in state court

Broward County Circuit Court Judge Charles Greene on Friday issued an order to allow Chinese drywall victims, who are opting out of the controversial $53 million federal class-action settlement proposed by Banner Supply Company, to continue to pursue their individual cases in state court.

This ruling comes on the heels of a June ruling by a federal judge in Louisiana, Eldon Fallon, who ordered a “stay,” putting a stop to the state court cases for victims who have been waiting years for their day in court.

Many victims who have filed individual lawsuits in state court are opting out of the proposed federal court settlement, which they believe will only provide each of them with $4,000 to $6,000 – not enough to cover the cost of rebuilding their unlivable homes and to compensate them for all the damages they have suffered.

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