23 Feb 2013

Victorian Supreme Court takes trial to the Internet

Submitted by Troy Rollo

Matthews v SPI Electricity [2013] VSC 17

In this class action, the lead plaintiff has sought to limit the class of plaintiffs to only those members of an otherwise specified class who registered for the action. The Court has ordered the lead plaintiff to establish a web site, Facebook page and Twitter account for the class action, and to post notice of the registration to requirement to the new web site and social media accounts, and to the lawyer’s web site.

Matthews v SPI Electricity [2013] VSC 37

The Court ordered the hearing in this case to be live streamed to members of the plaintiff class.