In a landmark decision this morning, the Court of Appeal has allowed the class action formed by the Rosses to proceed on an opt-out basis. This means that every eligible policyholder is now automatically part of the class and able to benefit from the representative proceedings.
The Court of Appeal also recognised that people whose houses were considered repairable were in the same situation as those whose houses were deemed rebuilds, and so they too are now part of the action.
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Source: Courts of New Zealand