Earthquake advocates sued by 17 former clients
Updated: Apr 6, 2019
A company that took multiple claims against the Earthquake Commission (EQC) and insurance companies on behalf of earthquake victims is being sued itself.
Claims Resolution Service Ltd (CRS), previously headed by high profile businessman Bryan Staples, is being sued in the High Court in Christchurch by 17 complainants, represented by class action specialist Grant Cameron, of GCA Lawyers.
Staples developed a reputation for taking an aggressive approach on behalf of earthquake claimants and was not shy to file legal action against EQC and insurance companies before settlements were finalised.