Taishan Gypsum Co. appealed a September court ruling that ordered the manufacturer of Chinese drywall to pay U.S. homeowners for damages caused by harmful chemicals in the wallboard.

Taishan Gypsum, which claims on its English-language website to be the largest manufacturer of gypsum board in China, argued in its appeal that a ruling by U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon should be set aside because the New Orleans-based court has no jurisdiction over a foreign company.

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