Subcontractors and builders have not been frequent targets of the lawsuits over defective Chinese drywall so far, but that could soon change, a lawyer said recently.

“From articles and reports available, we understand that up to 550 million pounds of [Chinese] drywall may have been imported. In addition, one report indicated that it has been identified in 41 states and installed in at least 100,000 homes,” noted Michael Hamilton, chair of the national insurance coverage group of Nelson Levine deLuca & Horst.

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