Sharechat Logo

Godfrey Hirst appeals High Court ruling on Cavalier warranties

Wednesday 28th August 2013

Text too small?

Godfrey Hirst New Zealand, the local unit of the Geelong, Australia-based carpet maker, is appealing a High Court judgment on warranties for a new synthetic range of carpets made by rival Cavalier Corp, saying the carpet industry needs clearer guidance on warranties.

Godfrey Hirst today filed a notice of appeal in the Court of Appeal seeking to clarify some aspects of last month's High Court judgement, the company said in a statement. Godfrey Hirst had sought an injunction against Cavalier alleging breaches of the Fair Trading Act relating to warranties for Cavalier's new synthetic carpet range.

In the High Court ruling, Justice Murray Gilbert found Cavalier had been in breach of the act with some promotional statements on its website, which were removed prior to the hearing, Cavalier said earlier this month.

He directed Cavalier to have three words removed from the warranty label that was provided by the yarn supplier of the three synthetic ranges and declined to issue an injunction against the warranty booklet, Cavalier said.

Shares in Cavalier were unchanged at $1.65 today, and have slipped 1.8 percent this year.

BusinessDesk.co.nz



  General Finance Advertising    

Comments from our readers

No comments yet

Add your comment:
Your name:
Your email:
Not displayed to the public
Comment:
Comments to Sharechat go through an approval process. Comments which are defamatory, abusive or in some way deemed inappropriate will not be approved. It is allowable to use some form of non-de-plume for your name, however we recommend real email addresses are used. Comments from free email addresses such as Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc may not be approved.

Related News:

Cavalier Corporation announces preliminary announcement of June 2013 full year results
Cavalier cuts FY earnings guidance, won't pay interim dividend
Cavalier names Paul Alston as chief financial officer
Cavalier turns to FY loss on cost to restructure unprofitable business
Cavalier ceases spinning at Onehunga with 70 job losses
Cavalier Corporation
Cavalier forecasts FY loss after charges, no dividend; shares tumble
Cavalier says first-half profit plunges 59%, will miss full-year guidance
Cavalier Corporation
Cavalier to change CEO, Chung stays on board

IRG See IRG research reports