Gerry Brownlee is being accused of bullying and intimidating a lawyer involved in a class action
Auckland law firm Adina Thorn is planning a class action against manufacturers of non-compliant steel mesh
The firm says Brownlee telephoned and confronted a junior solicitor with a number of allegations and complaints, and made bullying comment in a 15-minute call.
Thorn herself says she's appalled a senior member of Parliament would attempt to intimidate anyone planning a legal action
She says the motivation for his call seems unclear.
Brownless denies he was bullying the solicitor.