Miami Jury to soon return first Chinese Drywall Verdict

The South Florida Business Journal reports, “Testimony concluded shortly after noon Wednesday in the nation’s first jury trial involving Chinese drywall.

The case being heard in Miami-Dade Circuit Court pits homeowners against Miami-based Banner Supply Co., which sold imported Chinese-manufactured drywall in 2006.

Closing arguments were set to begin yesterday.  I personally attended part of the trial on Tuesday in time to see the direct examination of one of the plaintiffs.  The court room was full of lawyers, media and others waiting for the outcome of this trial.

The plaintiffs are represented by my friend and mentor, the great Ervin Gonzalez, so they have in my opinion a near 99% chance of succeeding and setting the bar high as to damages for all other trials to come.