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Chinese Drywall Home-Repair Deal Wins Court Approval

A federal judge endorsed a plan for a Knauf Group unit to help repair 300 homes damaged by defective drywall, the first step toward a potential settlement of legal claims estimated by plaintiffs at as much as $500 million.

Repairs will begin as soon as next week on dozens of homes in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi, Russ Herman, an attorney for homeowners suing the company, told the court. The program may expand to 3,000 homes if it’s successful.