Southern Response claimant ends hunger strike after eight days

Southern Response claimant ends hunger strike after eight days | Insurance Business

Southern Response claimant ends hunger strike after eight days

Southern Response earthquake claimant Peter Glasson has ended his eight-day hunger strike.

On April 17, Glasson started a hunger strike outside Southern Response’s office in the hopes of having his claim resolved.

In a joint statement, Glasson and Southern Response said they have reached an agreement that will see the case enter an ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) process, taking it out of the court process.

On the third day of the strike, Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Megan Woods reportedly asked the RAS to broker communication and resolution with Southern Response.

“The Residential Advisory Service (RAS) did a fantastic job facilitating the negotiations,” Southern Response CEO Anthony Honeybone said. “RAS was established for this exact situation, to assist and support earthquake claimants through the claims process and any disputes that might arise.”

Glasson, alongside his wife and lawyer, said he looks forward to resolving the entire issue very soon.

Glasson, according to a report from Newshub, had a Chinese takeaway for his celebratory meal.

 

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