Carter Holt mounts last-ditch bid to toss out leaky schools claim

  • Carter Holt Harvey has gone to the Supreme Court in Wellington today in a final effort to toss out a claim that it’s liable for the cost of fixing about 890 leaky school buildings.

The Auckland-based building products maker wants the 10-year limitation period on claims under the Building Act applied to the suit and is also trying to throw out the Ministry of Education’s claim that Carter Holt Harvey (CHH) was negligent in failing to warn that the product might not work in a way the schools intended.

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The 10-year limitation claim is being closely watched by two separate class suits against cladding maker James Hardie Industries. Photo / NZME

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