Potential leaky homes class action loses bid to protect latecomers to lawsuit

Paul McBeth
Tue, 08 Dec 2015

By Paul McBeth Dec. 9 (BusinessDesk) - A lawsuit against building products maker James Hardie Industries has lost its bid to let potential plaintiffs join after a Dec. 31 cut-off date, as the law firm involved awaits a ruling on whether it can proceed as a class action.  In the High Court in Wellington last week, Justice Susan Thomas declined law firm Parker & Associates' application to prevent members in the action being ruled out of time if the class suit isn't granted when it's heard next year. Parker & Associates lost its bid for memb...

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