In the EQC on sold class action Mathias v EQC  the High Court fixed the date for people to lodge a notice with the Court opting into the class action as 5pm on 22 September 2023.  Some people lodged notices after the deadline.  EQC opposed the late notice people being part of the class.  In Mathias v EQC [2024] NZHC 533 the High Court (Lester AJ) dismissed the EQC opposition and extended the opt in date to the date that each individual notice was received by the Court.  The extension of time was done under rule 1.19  of the High Court Rules as being in the interests of justice.