Vodafone class action to move forward next month

LCM Litigation Fund looking for "ideal plaintiffs" among class action participants

The company funding a class action lawsuit against Vodafone Hutchison Australia has said it will issue the court case by the end of August.

The LCM Litigation Fund is currently scouring its list of more than 10,000 unhappy former Vodafone customers who have joined the lawsuit for “ideal plantiffs” for the case, according to an update to the class action participants sighted by Computerworld Australia

“Finding the right people to represent everyone is an important part of this legal claim and it can't start without them,” wrote LCM managing director Patrick Coope. “We are presently speaking with a number of people who have indicated they are willing to take on this role. We expect to finish this part of the process in the next few weeks.”

“The lawyers will then need to finish preparing the necessary court documents,” he wrote. “We will then need to speak to Vodafone to comply with the rules of the Federal Court of Australia.”

Law firm Piper Alderman initially announced plans in February to serve Vodafone with the class action. LCM stepped in after Piper Alderman failed to secure funding for the class action.

Vodafone has been investing billions to upgrade its network. The company launched a 4G network last month and has just opened it to new customers.

Vodafone didn't comment.

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