High Court Earthquake List – 2016 Report


Here is the 2016 Report on the Christchurch Earthquake Litigation List by the Chief High Court Judge.  Points of note are:

  1.  302 new proceedings since 30 September 2015;
  2.  This includes 53 cases involving alleged defective or inadequate repairs;
  3.  More Judges to be allocated to earthquake cases;
  4.  In the year 125 cases were settled and discontinued and only 2 required a full hearing and judgment;
  5.  There are 400 active cases of which 55 are set down for trial and 345 are in the case management process;
  6.  More Judge time will allocated to early judicial settlement conferences;
  7.  Only 1 case awaits disposal in the Court of Appeal.