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Cladding Action launches second claim against James Hardie for Titanboard owners

Today, law firm, Parker & Associates, added a second group of leaky property owners to the Cladding Action against James Hardie with a group of 22 commercial units alleging negligence and breach of the Fair Trading Act in relation to Titanboard. Titanboard is another James Hardie cladding product often used in commercial buildings from the mid-­1990s. The Titanboard claim is also being brought as a class action on behalf of other similarly affected property owners that may consent to join.  ..

Cladding Action – legal update

James Hardie has recently applied to strike out the first claim in the Cladding Action claim asserting that the claim is barred by the 10 year long stop in the Building Act. That application will be opposed and we will rely on the recent decision of the Court of Appeal in the leaky schools litigation between the Ministry of Education and cladding manufacturer Carter Holt, which held that the 10 year long stop in the Building Act does not apply to this type of claim.  ..

Over 300 potential leaky building claimants are exploring eligibility for the Cladding Action against James Hardie ahead of December deadline

Over 300 property owners are being progressed as potential claimants in the Cladding Action against cladding manufacturer, James Hardie, two weeks after specialist litigation law firm and leaky building experts, Parker & Associates, announced it had filed the first claim and said it was forming a group to bring a class action or test case.  ..

Dan Parker was interviewed about the Cladding Action on Newstalk ZB earlier this week.

Listen to the audio from the interview here


​The $20 million leaky-building claim lodged by owners of Wellington St Paul's apartments is set to settle.

The $20 million leaky-building claim lodged by owners of Wellington St Paul's apartments is set to settle. ..

Liability for leaky home repairs remain uncertain

A Whitby couple face a $465,000 recladding bill for their leaky home after an assessor said the repairs required to make it weathertight would cost $7500.
John and Christine de Roo, both 54, are trying to hold a number of people and agencies accountable but say everyone is "running for cover". ..

Relief as $13m leaky building claim settled


Ratepayers pick up leaky home bill


Wellington's biggest leaky building battle goes another round


Council may have to pick up $20m bill