Chinese Drywall Case: Builders Get a Break

A court decision in Florida recently exonerated homebuilders who'd used Chinese drywall, since they were not within the distribution chain. But they are not completely off the hook.

While builders won't be held to rules of "strict liability" for homes impacted by allegedly toxic Chinese drywall, this ruling is not a "death blow" to anyone's claims, says one of the lead attorneys for the homeowners, who've filed suit to gain compensation for their uninhabitable homes.