High Court rules no representative action against Southern Response

Edwin Mitson
Wed, 24 Feb 2016

By Edwin Mitson Feb. 24 (BusinessDesk) - The High Court in Christchurch has rejected an attempt by a group of Southern Response Earthquake Services policyholders to bring a representative action against the Crown-owned insurance company for breach of contract, saying their claims are too varied. The 46 individuals all had similar insurance policies and were in dispute with Southern Response over damage caused to their homes in the Canterbury earthquakes. Southern Response was established following the quake on Feb. 22 2011, when insurance...

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