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Group Action Against EQC – Halfway there and more joining

Group Action Against EQC – Halfway there and more joining every day

Three weeks after meeting at the Cardboard Cathedral more than 60 home owners have signed up with law firm Anthony Harper to join the EQC group action, with more people joining up every day.

Lawyer Simon Munro says that the response has been tremendous so far, particularly given the time of year.

"We have been very impressed with the response. We are over halfway there, and given the level of interest from those still considering joining, we are hopeful of getting at least 120 home owners as part of the group, which will allow us to get the action off the ground."

Munro says that Anthony Harper has been dealing with scores of queries, both from those who had previously registered their interest as well as numerous others who had only recently heard about the group action.

"The lead up to Christmas is probably not the ideal time to be asking people for money, so we will keep providing further information to those who need it, and reassess at the end of January where the numbers have got to."

Munro says that Anthony Harper is trying to balance the needs of those already signed up who wanted things to move quickly, with the desire to keep costs to a minimum to ensure they could help as many home owners as possible.

Anthony Harper has offered to cap each homeowner's cash contribution to the costs of the action at a maximum of $2,000, with half of that paid on joining.

Those who have not yet registered with Anthony Harper can still join the group. Anyone interested in joining the action is encouraged to contact Anthony Harper in Christchurch on 379 0920, or to email their details (name, address of the property, and contact details) to groupaction@ah.co.nz.

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