Virginia judge rules homeowner policy did not cover Chinese drywall damage
A federal court judge in Virginia has ruled that a Virginia homeowner’s insurance policy did not cover damages caused by Chinese drywall. Judge Robert G. Doumar of the U.S. District Court in Norfolk found that the policy excluded damages caused by latent defects, faulty materials, corrosion and pollution.
This is the first decision in many cases involving insurance companies that have refused to cover damage caused by toxic Chinese drywall. Thousands of homeowners across the U.S. have incurred damage to their homes caused by the defective drywall, including corrosion of wiring and other household components and appliances as well as health complaints.
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