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A group proceeding (class action) on behalf of business owners who suffered economic loss as a result of the Stage 3 and/or Stage 4 restrictions imposed in Melbourne and regional Victoria in response to the ‘second wave’ coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

If you are, or you think that you may be a group member, you should read the Notice (a copy of which is below) carefully before taking any further step.

The Notice contains important information about your rights to: 

(1) register your interest in the proceeding; or 
(2) opt out of the proceeding.

In summary, if you fall within the definition of a group member:

  • Option 1: You must register your interest in accordance with the Notice by 4:00pm AEST on Monday, 8 July 2024 to be eligible to receive compensation if there is a settlement between the parties at the .
  • Option 2: You will remain a group member unless you take steps to opt out by 4:00pm AEST on Monday, 8 July 2024. For further information about opting out, please refer to paragraphs 17 - 23 in the Notice below.

The definition of a “group member” is set out in the Notice.

Author
Supreme Court of Victoria
Publisher
Supreme Court of Victoria
Date of publication

Group Costs Order made by the Honourable Justice Keogh dated 23 November 2023

Author
Supreme Court of Victoria
Publisher
Supreme Court of Victoria
Date of publication

Judgment of the Honourable Justice John Dixon dated 3 February 2023

Publisher
Supreme Court of Victoria
Date of publication

Ruling of the Honourable Justice John Dixon dated 26 August 2022

Publisher
Supreme Court of Victoria
Date of publication

Amended Statement of Claim filed on 21 September 2022.

Publisher
Supreme Court of Victoria
Date of publication

Funding Information Summary Statement filed on 21 August 2020.

Publisher
Supreme Court of Victoria
Date of publication

Summary Statement filed on 21 August 2020.

Publisher
Supreme Court of Victoria
Date of publication