26 Nov 2013

200 showing interest in class action against EQC

9:54 am on 26 November 2013

Class action against the Earthquake Commission could become a reality after a meeting with distressed residents in Christchurch on Monday night.

About 200 homeowners heard from a law firm canvassing the option of taking joint legal proceedings to find out more about the action.

Lawyer Simon Munro said he wants a declaratory judgment from the High Court over the standard of EQC repairs and whether the legal requirements of many have been meet.

He said the level of interest in the proposed action means each homeowner's financial contribution to the costs of the action will be capped at $2000.

But while there is strong interest at this stage, Mr Munro said there is no guarantee the proceeding will go ahead.