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Southern Response | Ross Class Action - Update - Mortlock McCormack Law | Property and Commercial Law | Christchurch, New Zealand
Southern Response | Ross Class Action - Update - Mortlock McCormack Law | Property and Commercial Law | Christchurch, New Zealand
Southern Response | Ross Class Action - Update - Mortlock McCormack Law | Property and Commercial Law | Christchurch, New Zealand
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Southern Response | Ross Class Action – Update

March 2022 Sarah Manning , Matthew Hastings

The Ross Class Action has settled with Southern Response and all affected policyholders short-changed in their original settlements are now entitled to compensation. This class action claimed that, during insurance settlements prior to October 2014, AMI/Southern Response misled policyholders and, as a result, withheld funds that should have been included in their settlements.

Last year, the High Court made an order that affected policyholders had until mid-December 2021 to “opt out” of the class action if they wanted to pursue their claims separately. Now that the class action has settled, this deadline no longer applies and potential claimants who missed the “opt out” deadline are free to make a claim with Southern Response independently, before 8 April 2023.

The Ross Class Action Settlement has ensured that all affected policyholders are entitled to a compensation settlement, which includes:

  • Compensation for the unpaid amount in the original settlement;
  • Interest on the above; and
  • A contribution of $2,000.00 towards legal fees for this further compensation settlement.

If you settled with AMI/Southern Response and you think you might be entitled to this compensation then get in touch with us today!

We will review your insurance and settlement documents and negotiate with Southern Response on your behalf. We are offering our services for $2,500.00 + GST, and Southern Response will pay the first $2,000.00 of this amount if you have a valid claim.

Please do not hesitate to telephone or email Sarah Manning, Partner (03 343 8456 / sarahm@mmlaw.co.nz) or Matt Hastings, Solicitor (03 343 8582 / matthew@mmlaw.co.nz).