Carter Holt cladding 'inherently defective', appeal court hears

Wed, 04 Mar 2015

By Paul McBeth March 4 (BusinessDesk) - Carter Holt Harvey's cladding sheets and systems used through 880 school buildings were "inherently defective" and the Ministry of Education is entitled to sue the building products maker, the Court of Appeal heard today. In the second day of a three-day hearing, the ministry's counsel, Jim Farmer QC, told Justices Tony Randerson, Lynton Stevens, and Mark Cooper that the product liability claim against Carter Holt is a preventative measure to recoup the costs posed by the faulty cladding. Whether...

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