Jim Farmer, QC, says the government has already been held up by Carter Holt Harvey.
Self-funded case of $30-40 million.
Vindication of class actions, lawyer says.
James Hardie went to New Zealand's top court after the Court of Appeal upheld a ruling allowing the suit to proceed.
"The majority of people cannot afford to sue in this country," says Adina Thorn.
James Hardie expected to appeal the interlocutory judgments as class action cases near.
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