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Beat Up Chuck TaylorsLast week we discussed the first Chinese drywall case going to trial in January involves Virginia plaintiffs.  We have two interesting reports that may constitute both shoes dropping at once.

First, Engineering News Record reported on November 25, 2009 that a federal study, "found 'a strong association' between imported wallboard made in China and metal corrosion in U.S. homes in which the drywall has been installed." (subscription required).  These tests results appear consistent with prior testing finding the presence of corrosive chemicals in the Chinese drywall.  Other experts claim that the chemical levels are too low to cause injuries.  The Proskauer Rose firm has analyzed the federal testing results released by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (USCPSC) and found that, "Indoor testing ... detected little or no indications of various sulfur compounds[.]"(free sign-up required)