James Hardie

Tom Weston, QC, told the court an unorthodox approach is necessary.

Lawyers debate how to avoid 30-year leaky schools hearing

Fri 9 Feb

Jim Farmer, QC, says the government has already been held up by Carter Holt Harvey.

Wellington lawyer Dan Parker expects leaky homes case will cost $1-2 million.

More leaky home owners take a punt on self-funded case against James Hardie

Mon 5 Feb 1

Self-funded case of $30-40 million. 

Lawyer Dan Parker's legal firm is dealing with a large number of inquiries, many from people who have approached it unaware of any problems with their properties.

James Hardie decision embeds class actions for access to justice, lawyer says

Tue 28 Nov

Vindication of class actions, lawyer says. 

Chief Justice Sian Elias, along with Justices Ellen France and Susan Glazebrook said "There are other avenues through which James Hardie can pursue matters."

James Hardie loses Supreme Court bid to toss out class action

Mon 27 Nov 3

James Hardie went to New Zealand's top court after the Court of Appeal upheld a ruling allowing the suit to proceed.

Lawyer Adina Thorn says “The aim is to help building owners who ended up with council-approved work on buildings that now leak."

Last-ditch effort to get compensation for leaky building owners

Thu 23 Nov 2

"The majority of people cannot afford to sue in this country," says Adina Thorn.

Lawyer Adina Thorn says the plaintiffs are happy with the High Court’s decision on their Auckland action

Two legal setbacks for James Hardie in two days over leaky home claims

Fri 1 Sep 1

James Hardie expected to appeal the interlocutory judgments as class action cases near. 


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