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Landmark Court of Appeal Decision

In a landmark decision this morning, the Court of Appeal has accepted all our arguments and handed down a judgment that clears the way for opt-out class actions to be the new norm in New Zealand.

The Court’s decision means that every eligible policyholder is now part of the class and able to benefit from the representative proceedings. There will be further orders needed from the High Court about the notices to go out to affected people and how costs will be fairly shared amongst those who benefit from the class action, and they will issue in due course.

To read the full judgment, please view the following link: https://www.courtsofnz.govt.nz/cases/ross-v-southern-response-earthquake-services-limited/@@images/fileDecision?r=51.426554032