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Class action against colour steel for roof paint badly faded and completely worn off in places.
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You have asked a question about a class action. Generally in New Zealand people will bring a representative action rather than a class-action, although in the press it is sometimes referred to as a class-action. What generally happens is that a typical representative of the class of people affected by the problem will bring a case in court, and if they are successful this will then provide a precedent for others caught by the same problem. If you want to bring such an action, it can be bought as a breach of contract or negligence, but you would need to have high-quality expert evidence as to the cause of the problem. This evidence can be obtained from experts in New Zealand. This is a relatively general answer, and I am happy to go into specifics if you need to. There is a law firm in Christchurch which specialises in representative/class actions and I can refer you to that firm if you wish
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