Southern Response ordered to pay costs of $140,722.88 to Routs


By a judgment 20 May 2014 the High Court ordered Southern Response to pay $60,894  as legal costs and $79,828.88 for disbursements to Paul and Georgina Rout subsequent to the judgment of 6 December 2013 by which Southern Response was found liable to pay rebuild costs of $673,330.90.   This was an award on a 2B basis together with all disbursements incurred, apart from the cost of a quantity surveyor that did not give evidence.  Southern Response had refused to pay any costs and disbursements.