Law & Regulation

James Hardie’s Harditex 'inherently flawed', court hears

Victoria Young
Mon, 17 May 2021

James Hardie’s Harditex 'inherently flawed', court hears
Lawyer Adina Thorn represents the owners of more than 1,200 properties.
Victoria Young
Mon, 17 May 2021
James Hardie’s product Harditex had an extraordinary “troubled history” and was “inherently flawed”, the high court at Auckland was told today.The owners of about 1,200 homes have lodged a negligence claim worth more than $200 million against the ASX-listed building products manufacturer.Lawyer Simon Hughes is representing a group of homeowners, led by Karen White, who asserted James Hardie and related companies manufactured, supplied and promoted defective exterior cladding products sold as Harditex.Hughes told Ju...

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