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John Campbell investigates: Christchurch High Court clears the way for class action lawsuit against post-earthquake advocacy service

The High Court in Christchurch has granted leave for legal action to be taken that, if successful, could see thousands of Canterbury home owners claim back the fees they were charged by one of the city's largest post-earthquakes advocacy services.

Claims Resolution Service has just one Director, Bryan Staples, a high-profile campaigner against EQC and insurers over their earthquake pay-outs.

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    Eileen Pearce and Jamie Roberts were both tired of trying to settle their repair claims. Source: Sunday

    A High Court decision, obtained exclusively by TVNZ's Sunday programme, allows for a class action to be taken against Staples' company, and a law firm he worked with, alleging a serious breach of professional trust.

    John Campbell investigates in the video above.

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      If successful it could see thousands of Canterbury home owners claim back fees they were charged by the company. Source: 1 NEWS