PHOTO: Ricky Bligh’s house in Waddington, central Canterbury, has been at the centre of a High Court lawsuit.
A chronically ill man has lost a million-dollar lawsuit against the Earthquake Commission (EQC) and insurance company IAG.
Ricky Bligh sought more than $1 million in rebuild costs and damages for his double-storey, 19th-century house at Waddington, near Darfield in central Canterbury.
His lawsuit initially faltered in 2016 when his then lawyers dropped his case, but was resurrected and went ahead in the High Court in Christchurch in February.
In his findings, Judge Gerald Nation ruled the damage to the house, including cracking, brick movement and loosened windows, was not caused by the earthquakes.
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