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Paine v Carter Holt Harvey Ltd [2019] NZHC 1614

11 July 2019


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The plaintiffs have brought a representative claim against Carter Holt in relation to Shadowclad,  form of external cladding. The claim is representative, and funded a by an offshore litigation funder. Carter Holt applied to stay the claim as an abuse of process. It alleged the claim had been brought without permission under r 4.24 of the High Court Rules; the plaintiffs' solicitor made misleading statements in promoting the claim; and funding arrangements are objectionable. The High Court dismissed Carter Holt's application.

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