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This is a group proceeding brought on behalf of persons who were represented by Waller Legal when pursuing their civil claims for damages for childhood sexual abuse. Waller Legal is a firm in Melbourne which predominantly represents clients with historical and institutional sexual abuse claims. The group members settled their claims after 1 July 2015. 

The group members allege that Waller Legal failed to properly claim loss of earnings (also known as economic loss) when pursuing their claims. It is alleged that Waller Legal settled claims for substantially less than what the claims were worth, on the basis that a category of compensation (economic loss) was not properly sought. The claim in this proceeding alleges that Waller Legal were negligent and were in breach of contract. 

The lead plaintiff in this proceeding is using a pseudonym allocated by the Court to protect their identity.

Supreme Court of Victoria
Supreme Court of Victoria
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