Posts Tagged ‘Fair Trading Act 1986’

Jefferson and Wilson v Straw Homes Limited and Anor

In this month’s article I wish to review the July 2017 decision of Jefferson and Wilson v Straw Homes Limited and Anor. Introduction/Summary Straw Homes Limited (S) was employed to build a home for Mr Jefferson and Ms Wilson (J). There were delays and cost overruns in the work completed by S, which J refused [...]

Liability of Pre-Purchase House Inspectors

Timothy Bates and Sarah Wray of Auckland law firm Legal Vision discuss a recent decision of the High Court  which is a must read for pre-purchase house inspectors. In the case of Hepburn & Ors v Cunningham Contracts Ltd & Anor [2013] NZHC 210 the Plaintiffs purchased a property in reliance on a pre-purchase inspection [...]

Commerce Commission v Carter Holt Harvey

Fair Trading Act 1986 This High Court decision followed on from a successful claim the Commerce Commission brought against Carter Holt Harvey in the Auckland District Court. In the District Court, Carter Holt Harvey pleaded guilty to twenty charges laid under section 10 of the Fair Trading Act 1986 by the Commerce Commission for misleading [...]