Education Ministry, Carter Holt cut deal over leaky schools

Education Ministry, Carter Holt cut deal over leaky schools
Victoria Young
The Ministry of Education has cut a deal with Carter Holt Harvey to end seven years of litigation - including an appearance before the Supreme Court - over who foots the bill for hundreds of leaky schools. The case settled part way through what was expected to be the country's longest running High Court trial ever with six months allocated.Justice Sally Fitzgerald started hearing the case in the High Court at Auckland in August.The government department was pursuing the Graeme Hart-owned building products company for negligence, claimi...

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