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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Florida attorneys Mike Ryan and Ervin Gonzalez have joined forces to file a Florida statewide class action against Banner Supply in Broward County Circuit Court.
The complaint alleges that Banner Supply, a major supplier of Chinese drywall, knew in 2006 that the drywall it had been selling was defective, that Banner was in contact with Knauf-related entities regarding the complaints related to this defective drywall, and yet failed to inform the intended ultimate users, the homeowners.
Last month, a court in Miami-Dade County entered an order certifying a class action for a group of Miami-Dade County homeowners, and included Banner Supply as a defendant in the certified class action.
Ryan is a partner at Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock Liberman & McKee. Gonzalez is a partner with the firm of Colson Hicks.
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