August 22, 2016
On 3 August 2016 we had an interim hearing in the Federal Court of Australia. The purpose of this hearing was to modify the manner in which Ford is contacting customers who are being offered change over and partial refunds on the premise that they provide an undertaking to Ford to release their legal rights and sign a confidentiality agreement.
Our counsel submitted to the court that Ford have not been providing these individuals with adequate information concerning the advantages and disadvantages of pursuing their claims through the class action so they can make an informed choice.
We anticipate that the judge will provide his decision on our application in approximately 3 weeks from the date of hearing. We will be in contact again then to let you know the outcome.
Ford also filed its defence on 27 July 2016 in the Federal Court of Australia. Ford maintain that they are not liable for the damages and losses suffered by any of large number of consumers who own a Ford PowerShift vehicles fitted with a dry dual clutch transmission. They deny they are in breach of the Australian Consumer Law.
We are continuing to fight for the legal rights and compensation of all affected owners.