Owners of buildings with plaster cladding in New Zealand are being asked to register their interest for a proposed class action against manufacturers.
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Source: Fair Go
Adina Thorn Lawyers expects to launch the claim in association with international legal and funding experts, seeking damages well in excess of $100 million.
"This is about buildings with plaster cladding. It's not only about homes - it's all buildings - homes, commercial buildings, hospitals," says the firm's Principal Adina Thorn.
Ms Thom says the action springs from approaches by owners of buildings constructed using Harditex, Monotek, Titan board and various different polystyrene claddings.
She says there is no cost involved in registering and all the legal costs during the process will be covered by a litigation funder.
Owners previously believed there was a 10 year time limit but Ms Thom says there's no time limit in joining the action and a building of any age can join.
Those who register will have the opportunity to become part of a funded class action to receive compensation in respect of faulty products used in the construction of buildings they own.