Important: Southern Response Meeting 16June 7.30pm

Hi to those that are still dealing with Southern Response, waiting on your house to be rebuilt etc.

There is a meeting in the Cardboard Cathedral about the no win no fee class action with GCA Lawyers. There is a really good website explaining how this works and whether it may be relevant for you here: http://www.srca.co.nz/ and they encourage people to register for the meeting here: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/southern-response-class-action-meeting-tickets-17271405238?ref=ecount From their website: "Normally in a class action, the people in the class would have to pay the costs of the legal case as it went along but GCA Lawyers have been working on a ???no win, no cost?? alternative for a year. We have secured litigation funding for the Class Action against Southern Response which means that the funders pay for the costs and expenses necessary to advance the case. This means there is nothing to lose and no upfront cost. If the action is successful, the funder will receive a portion of the proceeds but, if the action fails, the litigation funder bears all the costs and you suffer no financial detriment."
They also state on the website: "The class action holds very high prospects of success." and in the FAQs section: "This class action will only resolve the claims of those who join the action."

The meeting is on Tuesday 16 June 2015 at 7:30 PM in the Transitional Cathedral.

We are not with SR but I will be going along to support a relative. If you know of anyone still dealing with Southern Response, let them know about this. Personally I think many people have been bravely trying to fight or patiently wait for progress in isolation and this has given EQC/Insurance companies a major advantage. When working as a group there is strength in numbers.

You can register your interest at no obligation to receive more information about the class action here: http://www.srca.co.nz/

See you there!

mojonzd, Jun 12, 3:58 pm

I hope they get the support to make it happen. Far too many have been worn down and worn out by the games that EQC & IC's play.
SR's "Fair but Firm" policy was meant to have been changed to "Fair & Reasonable", but from the sound of some peoples experience that just appears to be window dressing.
The likes of Southern Response rely on people being passive, and not informing themselves.

david_270, Jun 12, 7:35 pm

Yes, I hope so too. People have had enough of the games and and are forming groups to fight back. I see there's someone starting a class action for IAG now:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/the-rebuild/69310952/christchurch-homeowner-to-lead-iag-class-action

mojonzd, Jun 13, 6:43 am

so its on to night, just bumping up

slimgym, May 22, 2:07 am

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