15 December 2020 | Radio New Zealand
A lawyer acting for Christchurch home-owners short changed in earthquake settlements says a new plan announced by the government is likely to run into trouble.
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Australia's leading class action law firm will today announce it's going to fund what may be the biggest class action in New Zealand legal history.
Brendan and Colleen Ross believe they have been short-changed by $100,000 in their earthquake insurance settlement - and are keen to prove it in court.
Southern Response kept some costs information from earthquake claimants to avoid 'confusion' over the amounts of their insurance settlements.
Cantabrians whose homes were irreparably damaged in the earthquakes may have missed out on tens of thousands of dollars in insurance money.
The Government says the bailout of insurer AMI could expose taxpayers to a $1 billion bill.