New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is one of about 2,100 plaintiffs named in a class-action lawsuitagainst a Chinese manufacturer of drywall that has allegedlydamaged homes and sickened residents.
Payton is listed as the lead plaintiff for the suit filedWednesday against Knauf Plasterboard Tainjin Co., but the coach'scase isn't expected to be the first tried in federal court in NewOrleans.
In June, Payton told reporters he moved his family out of theirsuburban New Orleans house and said he was suing the Chinese makerof drywall used in his home.
The plaintiffs in the newly filed suit include residents of
Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi. Dozens ofhomebuilders, remodelers, building suppliers and drywalldistributors also are named as defendants in the suit.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun