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.