We asked lawyers from Maurice Blackburn for an industry update on where the case was at. Registered participants in the class action against Uber will receive regular email updates from the lawyers.
From Maurice Blackburn:
We commenced the case in early May and shortly after that, we went before the judge to set a timeline. Uber made a strike out application on 19 July and a security for costs application on 7 August. The strike out application is about our pleadings and whether we have explained our case properly. The security for costs application is about costs. These applications will both be heard on 4 September. We expected this, and we remain confident about our case.
In the background, we’re still working hard, mainly on quantifying the losses suffered by group members. We have almost 7,000 people who have registered to participate in the class action, and this remains open to members of the taxi and hire car industries who have suffered loss in the relevant states.
You can check if you are eligible and register here at http://uberclassaction.com.au/