June 1, 2017
On 19 May 2017, we appeared before Justice Perram of the Federal Court.
Bannister Law made an application seeking access to documents produced by Ford in the US Class Action Proceedings.
Ford made an application that this was not an appropriate matter for a class action, claiming the issues with the vehicles were not common between class members. Bannister Law opposed this argument. This application was part heard.
Ford have also sought another application for Security for Costs, which Bannister Law have opposed. This application was also part heard. The last application for Security for Costs was lost by Ford in September 2016.
A directions hearing has been set for Wednesday 7 June 2017 where the judge will set a new court timetable to have these matters finally heard.