Attorney: Insurance on Chinese Drywall Homes Axed

By: AP
By: AP


An attorney for homeowners who bought properties with tainted Chinese drywall says Florida's public insurance company has again reversed course, saying it will suspend policies for those individuals.

David Durkee says his clients have begun receiving notices
informing them their coverage will be dropped by Citizens Property
Insurance Corp., a state-backed insurer of last resort.

Citizens made the same move in 2009, but then reversed course
after bad publicity over the decision. Calls to the company were
not immediately returned Monday.

Thousands of homeowners nationwide bought houses built with the
defective drywall.

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  • by Anonymous on Jan 17, 2011 at 07:57 PM
    Insurance is not designed to cover faulty materials; that is the reason for a warranty. If you bought a home warranty with your new home, go there instead. Contact the Bureau of Property and Casualty Forms and Rates and Product Review.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 17, 2011 at 04:28 PM
    Sounds like a great time for homeowners with bad Chinese drywall to either haul it to the builder who bought & installed it or pile it up at Citizens Insurance office.
  • by terry Location: perry on Jan 17, 2011 at 02:18 PM
    all the junk we buy from china. is just that junk. the quality is not there and their produts are dangerous. but that is what the american people want cheap junk.
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