|Published:||Jun 17, 2010 6:52 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jun 17, 2010 3:52 PM EDT|
MIAMI (AP) - A jury in Florida is deliberating how much in damages to award in the nation's first trial of a Chinese drywall lawsuit.
Attorneys say the verdict in the case of Armin and Lisa Seifart of Miami will set a standard for similar trials in Florida and elsewhere.
The Seifarts are seeking more than $4.3 million, including loss of their home's enjoyment. Drywall seller Banner Supply is willing only to pay for certain costs, such as repairs to the Seifarts' home.
Chinese drywall has been linked to possible health problems along with a noxious odor, corrosion of wiring, computers, doorknobs and jewelry.
Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed nationwide over the problem. Some cases have been settled.