Saints coach plaintiff in Chinese drywall lawsuit

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is one of about 2,100

plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against a Chinese manufacturer

of drywall blamed for damaging homes and sickening residents.

Payton is listed as the lead plaintiff in a suit filed Wednesday

in federal court in New Orleans against Knauf Plasterboard Tainjin

Co. Numerous lawsuits have been filed over the drywall.

In June, Payton told reporters he moved his family out of their

suburban New Orleans home and said he was suing the Chinese maker

of drywall used in it.

The plaintiffs in the newly filed suit include residents of

Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi. Dozens of

homebuilders, remodelers, building suppliers and drywall

distributors also are named as defendants.