Class Action against James Hardie
Five month deadline to opt in expired 31 January 2018
The Supreme Court has dismissed James Hardie's application for leave to appeal the Court of Appeal decision released on 30 August 2017
upholding the representative orders made by the High Court and extending the opt-in periods to five months. This is good news for the
Cladding Action, which opposed the grant of leave. There is no further ability for James Hardie to appeal the representative orders
(which allow this self-funded claim against James Hardie to run as a class action) or the opt-in period, which closed on 31 January 2018.
Tracey Cridge and Mark Unwin in front of their damaged Harditex clad Wellington home
Since 2001 Parker & Associates has achieved recoveries for hundreds of owners of residential houses and apartments
and commercial buildings. It has dealt with most of the major Wellington multi-unit claims. They have handled claims
against James Hardie and others, which settled on confidential terms.