Will a class action work?

You may have heard some people suggesting a class action will not work – it’s not possible because everyone’s insurance claim is different.

That is not the case – a class action will work to resolve the insurance claims of each person in the group. To see why, answer these questions:

  • Do you have a claim being managed by Southern Response?
  • Are you still waiting to have your claim resolved?

If you answered ‘yes’ to both questions, you are in the same position as thousands of other people in Christchurch – waiting for Southern Response to perform its obligations under your AMI policy.

There’s also a practical reason why the class action will work – it’s the easiest way to resolve everyone’s insurance claim fairly. After all, which would you rather try to manage: 200 claims in 1 action, or 200 claims in 200 different actions?

The courts have a wide discretion to decide how to manage cases in the most efficient way, and we think the most time and cost effective method is to manage these claims as a group.

Most people haven’t heard much about class actions, and they don’t understand how they work. GCA Lawyers has run many class actions before, so we know that it will be an effective way for Southern Response policyholders to get what’s fair.

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