The Victorian government is facing a potential class action expected to be to the tune of several billion dollars brought by the businesses that have been shut down during the state’s stage four restrictions.
The class action is open to all Victorian-based businesses that were shut down after 1 July, according to an AFR report, and thousands are expected to take part.
The lawsuit is being launched by Damian Scattini, from Sydney-based law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. Scattini was formerly with Maurice Blackburn, the firm known for successfully winning a class action against the Queensland Government after the November 2011 floods.
The class action also names Victorian Ministers Jenny Mikakos, Martin Pakula as well as their department secretaries.