A judgment in relation to the COVID-19 State Government Group Proceedings was handed down on 2 December 2021.
Updated 2 December 2021
A two-day hearing in the COVID-19 State Government (Business Losses) Group Proceeding (S ECI 2020 03402) and the COVID-19 State Government (Personal Injury) Group Proceeding (S ECI 2020 03598) was held on Monday, 31 May 2021 and Tuesday, 1 June 2021.
The hearing arose from applications by the State of Victoria that:
- each proceeding should be summarily dismissed on the ground that the plaintiffs’ claims have no real prospect of success; or
- alternatively, the plaintiffs’ pleading in each proceeding be struck out on the ground that they do not disclose a cause of action.
Judgment in relation to these applications was handed down by the Honourable Justice John Dixon of the Supreme Court of Victoria on 2 December 2021.
Links to a judgment summary and the full judgment handed down on 2 December are below.