In August 2023, the Court made an order that SLB Queensland Investments Pty Ltd be substituted as the lead plaintiff in the proceedings, in place of Adeva Home Solutions Pty Ltd.
Separately, the case is progressing well in terms of document production and expert work. The plaintiff has prepared proposed questions to its experts to opine on certain issues in the proceedings relating to the “reasonable costs” of administering and collecting unpaid tolls. At the recent hearing before Bradley J on 19 October 2023, the defendants were ordered to complete a similar exercise and prepare proposed questions for their experts. We expect that expert evidence will begin to be prepared in the first half of next year.
Also at the hearing on 19 October 2023, the defendants were ordered to produce and disclose various documents that are required by the parties’ experts in order to undertake their assessment.
The parties are next due to come back before the Court in about April 2024.