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Group Action Against EQC – Meeting at Cardboard Cathedral


Group Action Against EQC – Meeting to be held at Cardboard Cathedral

Law firm Anthony Harper has received strong support for a possible group action against EQC.

Lawyer Simon Munro says Anthony Harper has received almost 200 registrations of interest for the action. A meeting of that group will be held at the Cardboard Cathedral on the evening of 25 November 2013 to formally bring the group together. This meeting will be closed to the media.

Munro confirmed that most of those who registered their interest in the group action have completed a questionnaire which Anthony Harper sent to them in order to confirm the issues that homeowners are facing with EQC.

“The responses we have received to these questions will assist us in determining the scope of the proceeding against EQC," he says.

Simon Munro says that, while there is strong interest at this stage, there is not yet any guarantee that the proceeding will go ahead.

"That is the purpose of the meeting at the Cardboard Cathedral – to provide the homeowners who have registered their interest with more information and give them the opportunity to confirm their commitment to joining the action."

Munro says the firm has received a lot of positive feedback from people who are welcoming the prospect of EQC being held to its obligations under the Earthquake Commission Act.

"For most people it is their biggest asset which is at stake," he says. "They have exhausted all other options and believe it is time for the Court to force EQC's hand".

Anthony Harper is still taking registrations of interest. Those who would like to register their interest are encouraged to contact Anthony Harper in Christchurch on 379 0920, or to email their details (name, address of the property, and contact details) to reception@ah.co.nz. Registration is on a no-obligation basis.

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