Carter Holt loses bid to toss out huge leaky schools suit

Paul McBeth
Thu, 28 Jul 2016

By Paul McBeth July 29 (BusinessDesk) - Carter Holt Harvey has lost its final bid to throw out a claim that it's liable for the cost of fixing about 890 leaky schools, with the Supreme Court siding with the Ministry of Education.  Chief Justice Sian Elias and Justices William Young, Susan Glazebrook, Terence Arnold and Mark O'Regan today dismissed Carter Holt's application to strike out a claim that the building products maker was negligent in the way it sold plywood cladding product, known as Shadowclad, which the ministry says caused we...

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