The first Case Management Hearing took place 29 June 2016
June 29, 2016
The first Case Management Hearing took place 29 June 2016 at 9.30am in the Federal Court of Australia, Sydney. We appeared before his Honour Justice Perram.
The court ordered for Ford Motor Company to file their defence by the 27 July 2016. On the same date, Bannister Law has been ordered to file our submissions in relation to Ford contacting group members, and clients, and offering them settlements. Our concern is that individuals who are contacted by Ford are being asked to sign agreements with confidentiality constraints and restricting their ability to claim any further legal compensation which may adversely affect their financial position.
The date for the next Case Management Hearing has not yet been confirmed, however it is likely to take place in late August. We will provide an update once the next date has been finalised.