The government will not challenge a landmark court decision against Southern Response, it's a move that could set a legal precedent for Cantabrians battling against the state-owned quake insurer.
Around 3,000 Southern Response Policy holders are part of a class action against the agency seeking compensation for damage in the Canterbury earthquake.
Three thousand claimants, who allege state-owned Southern Response misled customers by withholding the true cost of rebuilding their quake damaged Christchurch homes, are continuing to prepare their class action.
The Government could be liable for hundreds of millions of dollars in quake insurance payments following a potentially precedent-setting Court of Appeal decision out on Monday.
A state-owned earthquake insurer still has to pay a Christchurch couple, after their lawyer says they were purposefully deceived.
Southern Response, the government-owned insurer responsible for settling Government quake claims, has failed in its bid to have a court decision against it overturned.
The government could be liable for hundreds of millions of dollars in quake insurance payments following a potentially precedent-setting Court of Appeal decision out today.