What Victorian business owners need to know about the Hotel Quarantine (Business Losses) Class Action

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Did you operate a business in Victoria in July 2020? Here’s what you need to know about the Hotel Quarantine (Business Losses) Class Action…

A lot of our clients received an email from ‘noreply@ecomms.hotelquarantineclassaction.vic.gov.au’ on 4 March 2024 about the Hotel Quarantine (Business Losses) Class Action. Some people believed the email to be spam, so we wanted to re-share the key information in case you’d deleted the email and need to take action.

The class action seeks compensation for retail businesses as a result of the “second-wave” lockdowns that occurred in Victoria from July to October 2020. If you operated a business in Victoria in 2020, it is recommended you read the full notice as it could affect your legal rights.

If you wish to participate:

If you are interested in participating in this Class Action, you will first need to determine if your company is eligible to participate. 

Criteria to participate is based on whether:

  1. as at 1 July 2020, you operated a business that supplied goods or services to the public from physical premises located in Victoria; and
  2. members of the public acquired those goods or services by attending the physical premises; and
  3. as a result of the restrictions in place from the second wave lockdown in Melbourne and parts of regional Victoria between July and October 2020, your business was required to shut, or operate at a reduced capacity and/or members of the public were restricted or prohibited from visiting your retail premises, and this caused your business to suffer financial losses. 

If that criterion is met, you should register your interest to participate before 4:00pm AEST Monday 8 July 2024. You can complete your registration using this online form.

If you have any questions about your registration or completing this form, the Class Action contact details are below.

Once you have registered interest, you won’t have to do anything further for the time being, just monitor your emails for updates on the proceeding. Updates will traditionally come from the solicitors representing the plaintiff class, in this case Quinn Emanuel Trial Lawyers.

If you don’t wish to participate:

If you don’t want to participate, you must officially opt-out using this form by 4:00pm AEST Monday 8 July 2024.

If you ignore the notice and don’t either register or opt-out, you will not be entitled to any compensation from this class action, but you will still be bound by the settlement terms. So, it is important to take action one way or another before the deadline.

Class Action Contact Details – Quinn Emanuel Trial Lawyers

While we do have our own wonderful in-house legal team here at Aintree Group, they are unable to provide official advice in relation to this Class Action. The decision whether or not to participate in the Class Action must be made entirely by the individual.

If you have any questions about the Class Action, we recommend getting in touch with Quinn Emanuel Trial Lawyers, who are the solicitors representing the plaintiff class.

Their details are:

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