As late as this morning lawyers Levitt Robinson were advertising in prime time on the 2GB breakfast show seeking past Aveo residents or their families to join the class action they initiated in August 2017. The ads are vicious, implying Aveo has been duplicitous with their contracts.
This followed the Four Corners expose on the Aveo Way contract in June 2017. Aveo has since been sold to the Canadian-based property fund Brookfield. It is likely they will be responsible for defending the action.
In 2018 Levitt Robinson successfully attracted New York litigation funder Galactic Litigation Partners LLC to fund the action. Aveo then asked the courts to require them to stump up $1.8 million on top of the $180,000 they had already deposited to show they have the cash to pay Aveo’s costs if they lose.
Aveo had briefed Arnold Bloch Lieber lawyer Leon Zwier. The Australian describes him as “the man…who is loved by his clients and feared – even hated at times – by his opponents..…His fans laud his brilliant legal mind and his trademark aggressive advocacy”.
The expectation was for the case to run to 2019 but it appears it has a long way to run.