SurfStitch Class Action Update

SurfStitch Class Action Update

McConnell Proceeding against former CEO Justin Cameron

Despite the stay of our class action against SurfStitch, it continues to progress against the Second Defendant and former CEO Justin Cameron in his personal capacity (McConnell Proceeding).

On 14 December 2017, upon application by the lead plaintiff in this proceeding, the Court did not make a common fund order for the time being.

On 9 February 2018, directions were made concerning an amended defence from Mr Cameron and discovery by SurfStitch of some 8000 documents. These were delivered to our office on 16 February 2018 and we are attending to review same for relevant evidence to support the case.

The next directions hearing in the McConnell Proceeding is listed for 23 March 2018, when it is believed the Court will deal with subpoenas, directions will be made regarding further discovery, any additions to the parties and further preparations towards trial.

We continue to work closely with the Gadens’ lead plaintiff who has been very helpful and co-operative.

As always, we will endeavour to keep you informed of relevant progress in this claim and if you should have any queries you can always contact one of our staff.


Glenn McGowan QC

Partner & Chief Counsel


Rebecca Di Rago


(03) 9252 7710