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Group Proceeding (class action) brought on behalf of dairy farmers who, during the 2015-2016 season, supplied milk to any of Fonterra Australia Pty Ltd, Fonterra Milk Australia Pty Ltd or Fonterra Brands (Australia) Pty Ltd (referred to together as “Fonterra”).

The claim alleges that Fonterra breached the contractual obligations they owed to their milk suppliers by implementing a price decrease (sometimes called a “step down”) in May 2016, that Fonterra engaged in misleading conduct about the likelihood of a step down in 2016 and acted unconscionably towards suppliers. The claim seeks financial compensation from Fonterra for the group members.

The deadline for opting out is 4pm on Friday 1 October 2021. Please see below for important opt-out information.

The deadline for opting-out of this proceeding is 4pm on Friday 1 October 2021.

If you fall within the definition of a group member as set out in the Notice (a copy of which is below), you will remain a group member unless you take steps to opt-out by 4:00pm on Friday 1 October 2021. The Notice contains important information about your rights to opt-out of the proceeding.

If you are a group member, or think that you may be a group member, you should read the documents below carefully.

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

Reply filed by the Plaintiffs on 18 December 2020 in the Fonterra Group Proceeding (Class Action) (Lynden and Geoffrey Iddles v Fonterra Australia Pty Ltd & Ors  (S ECI 2020 02588)).

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

 filed by the Defendants on 10 November 2020 in the Fonterra Group Proceeding (Class Action) (Lynden and Geoffrey Iddles v Fonterra Australia Pty Ltd & Ors  (S ECI 2020 02588)).

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

Amended Statement of Claim filed by the Plaintiffs on 30 September 2020 in the Fonterra Group Proceeding (Class Action) (Lynden and Geoffrey Iddles v Fonterra Australia Pty Ltd & Ors  (S ECI 2020 02588))

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