METRICON

For further information about your Metricon contract, register your details to become a client of Levitt Robinson.

All communications between you, Class PR and Levitt Robinson are confidential and subject to legal professional privilege.

METRICON

For further information about your Metricon contract, register your details to become a client of Levitt Robinson.

All communications between you, Class PR and Levitt Robinson are confidential and subject to legal professional privilege.

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Why the rush to get started?

Earlier this year, the Federal Treasurer announced the introduction of Regulations which would have the effect from 22 August 2020 of making the terms on which Commercial Litigation Funders operate more onerous if the Funding Scheme were not already in effect by 22 August 2020.  For this reason, the Funder was particularly keen to get the action underway sooner rather than later.

Thanks to several of you, we were able to meet the quota necessary to exempt this Funding Scheme from the new Regulations.

If you would like to speak to run your own individual action (and/or discuss its prospects of success) you may also request a consultation with Levitt Robinson solicitors below:

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Why the rush to get started?

Earlier this year, the Federal Treasurer announced the introduction of Regulations which would have the effect from 22 August 2020 of making the terms on which Commercial Litigation Funders operate more onerous if the Funding Scheme were not already in effect by 22 August 2020.  For this reason, the Funder was particularly keen to get the action underway sooner rather than later.

Thanks to several of you, we were able to meet the quota necessary to exempt this Funding Scheme from the new Regulations.

If you would like to speak to run your own individual action (and/or discuss its prospects of success) you may also request a consultation with Levitt Robinson solicitors below:

About Metricon

Metricon has a plethora of companies set-up throughout Australia.  Often, such a structure is designed to make a corporate group relatively litigation-proof.  Hence, the importance of Home Warranty Insurance in “bringing the chickens home to roost!”.

We are aware of a number of common customer complaints.
The alleged Metricon practice of quoting low and going high and also reflected in what is commonly a low estimate of site costs, which are soon after hiked without explanation;

The alleged Metricon practice of quoting low and going high and also reflected in what is commonly a low estimate of site costs, which are soon after hiked without explanation;

The alleged Metricon practice of pushing sub-contractors, to complete work fast and cheaply, which often means cutting corners;

The alleged Metricon practice of pushing sub-contractors, to complete work fast and cheaply, which often means cutting corners;

Poor workmanship and materials are consistent grievances;

Poor workmanship and materials are consistent grievances;

Curious provisions in the contracts which require owners to get Metricon’s permission before attending their project site while building work is in underway;

Curious provisions in the contracts which require owners to get Metricon’s permission before attending their project site while building work is in underway;

The unsatisfactory manner in which complaints were handled by Metricon.

The unsatisfactory manner in which complaints were handled by Metricon.

A class action against Metricon would be run on a “No win, no fee” basis.

The representative proceedings will be a fully funded, Opt-In class action. To participate in the Class Action, you MUST opt-in by registering with us and signing a Funding Agreement.  

  • Only individuals who sign a funding agreement will benefit from a positive outcome.

You do not have to pay to participate and you have no financial exposure, even if the matter is unsuccessful. Your only contribution will come out of your ‘winnings’. 

  • The action is fully funded by a third-party litigation funder, Betterbuild LLC. It pays all legal costs upfront, and indemnifies you for Cost Orders, as well as lodging Security for Costs with the Court.

About Metricon

Metricon has a plethora of companies set-up throughout Australia.  Often, such a structure is designed to make a corporate group relatively litigation-proof.  Hence, the importance of Home Warranty Insurance in “bringing the chickens home to roost!”.

We are aware of a number of common customer complaints.
The alleged Metricon practice of quoting low and going high and also reflected in what is commonly a low estimate of site costs, which are soon after hiked without explanation;

The alleged Metricon practice of quoting low and going high and also reflected in what is commonly a low estimate of site costs, which are soon after hiked without explanation;

The alleged Metricon practice of pushing sub-contractors, to complete work fast and cheaply, which often means cutting corners;

The alleged Metricon practice of pushing sub-contractors, to complete work fast and cheaply, which often means cutting corners;

Poor workmanship and materials are consistent grievances;

Poor workmanship and materials are consistent grievances;

Curious provisions in the contracts which require owners to get Metricon’s permission before attending their project site while building work is in underway;

Curious provisions in the contracts which require owners to get Metricon’s permission before attending their project site while building work is in underway;

The unsatisfactory manner in which complaints were handled by Metricon.

The unsatisfactory manner in which complaints were handled by Metricon.

A class action against Metricon would be run on a “No win, no fee” basis.

The representative proceedings will be a fully funded, Opt-In class action. To participate in the Class Action, you MUST opt-in by registering with us and signing a Funding Agreement.  

  • Only individuals who sign a funding agreement will benefit from a positive outcome.

You do not have to pay to participate and you have no financial exposure, even if the matter is unsuccessful. Your only contribution will come out of your ‘winnings’. 

  • The action is fully funded by a third-party litigation funder, Betterbuild LLC. It pays all legal costs upfront, and indemnifies you for Cost Orders, as well as lodging Security for Costs with the Court.
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The Litigation Funder: Betterbuild Litigation Finance LLC

Betterbuild Litigation Finance LLC is part of the Galactic Group of commercial and civil litigation funders.  They have funded cases not only in Australia but also in the British Virgin Islands, Canada and the USA. One of the advantages of using an overseas funder, is that the funder is less likely to be pressured by local relationships, conditions or circumstances.

The Lawyers: Levitt Robinson Solicitors

Sydney-based firm Levitt Robinson have run seven (7) class actions from start to finish. All seven have been successful, with five substantial settlements and two succeeding in Court, after trial. 

Levitt Robinson has a track record of taking on some of the hardest cases against the most powerful defendants, including large institutions and State and Federal Governments.  It is renowned for delivering justice to its clients in the most efficient and cost-effective way.

Levitt Robinson’s costs are disclosed in Appendix ‘A’ to the Commercial Litigation Funding Agreement you signed before being granted access to this site but can also be downloaded here.

Confidentiality

It is in your best interests, and the interests of the group, to keep all communications between yourselves and Levitt Robinson confidential. Failing to do so waives Legal Professional Privilege and may damage the group’s prospects of success.

Beware of those who tout themselves as the answer to your problems with Metricon – kickbacks are not uncommon, nor are opportunists looking to cash in on your misfortunes. Levitt Robinson is not receiving ‘kickbacks’ or ‘commissions’ from any party.  Nor are they paying any.

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The Litigation Funder: Betterbuild Litigation Finance LLC

Betterbuild Litigation Finance LLC is part of the Galactic Group of commercial and civil litigation funders.  They have funded cases not only in Australia but also in the British Virgin Islands, Canada and the USA. One of the advantages of using an overseas funder, is that the funder is less likely to be pressured by local relationships, conditions or circumstances.

The Lawyers: Levitt Robinson Solicitors

Sydney-based firm Levitt Robinson have run seven (7) class actions from start to finish. All seven have been successful, with five substantial settlements and two succeeding in Court, after trial. 

Levitt Robinson has a track record of taking on some of the hardest cases against the most powerful defendants, including large institutions and State and Federal Governments.  It is renowned for delivering justice to its clients in the most efficient and cost-effective way.

Levitt Robinson’s costs are disclosed in Appendix ‘A’ to the Commercial Litigation Funding Agreement you signed before being granted access to this site but can also be downloaded here.

Confidentiality

It is in your best interests, and the interests of the group, to keep all communications between yourselves and Levitt Robinson confidential. Failing to do so waives Legal Professional Privilege and may damage the group’s prospects of success.

Beware of those who tout themselves as the answer to your problems with Metricon – kickbacks are not uncommon, nor are opportunists looking to cash in on your misfortunes. Levitt Robinson is not receiving ‘kickbacks’ or ‘commissions’ from any party.  Nor are they paying any.

Get in touch today

Call Class PR to arrange a complimentary conference with a qualified Levitt Robinson solicitor.

We urge you to provide Levitt Robinson with the following documents so that they can assess your position, look for common threads and themes and devise a representative action which captures and advances those common claims:

  • contracts;
  • correspondence between you and Metricon;
  • timeline of your complaint; and/or
  • examples of Metricon’s contractual breaches and/or negligence;

In the meantime, Levitt Robinson continues to conduct its own investigations and due diligence on your behalf, an undertaking which could be greatly enhanced by you.  We urge you to send through any and all contracts/documents to Class PR, which you reasonably consider to be relevant and which contain the representations made to you by Metricon and illustrate Metricon’s alleged contractual breaches or negligence.

Send your material to contact@classpr.com.au or 02 8267 9499

Get in touch today

Call Class PR to arrange a complimentary conference with a qualified Levitt Robinson solicitor.

We urge you to provide Levitt Robinson with the following documents so that they can assess your position, look for common threads and themes and devise a representative action which captures and advances those common claims:

  • contracts;
  • correspondence between you and Metricon;
  • timeline of your complaint; and/or
  • examples of Metricon’s contractual breaches and/or negligence;

In the meantime, Levitt Robinson continues to conduct its own investigations and due diligence on your behalf, an undertaking which could be greatly enhanced by you.  We urge you to send through any and all contracts/documents to Class PR, which you reasonably consider to be relevant and which contain the representations made to you by Metricon and illustrate Metricon’s alleged contractual breaches or negligence.

Send your material to contact@classpr.com.au or 02 8267 9499

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Commonly Asked Questions

  • You are free to retain your own solicitor and to pursue your own individual action.  But you cannot be a Group Member in a Class Action and a Plaintiff in an individual action about the same issue against the same Defendant.

    In other words, you have to pick between an individual action and the class action.

    The Pros and Cons of Individual Claims and Class Action lawsuits

    Individual claims:

    In an individual claim you get to put forward the very specific facts that relate to your case.  However, you are responsible for paying your own costs and you would have to meet Metricon’s costs if you are unsuccessful.

    Running your own action means you run the risk of having the Anshun Principle invoked against you as it is likely to raise specific legal issues which may not be raised in your individual claim. The Anshun Principle is a Rule of Law that says that a Plaintiff or Cross-Claimant has to bring forward all claims in their action that are available and cannot reserve some claims to a later day. 

    Class action:

    In a Class Action you do not have to pay any costs from your own pocket, and you do not have to pay Metricon’s costs if you lose – provided you had signed the Commercial Litigation Funding Agreement.  However, you would have to give up a proportion of your winnings or settlement monies namely, 23% if the matter settles before proceedings are commenced or 28% if the matter settles after proceedings are commenced or proceeds to a judgment and verdict.

    However, that percentage which equates to the Funder’s premium is only payable from monies which you do not presently have and may not have unless you participate in the Action.

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Commonly Asked Questions

  • You are free to retain your own solicitor and to pursue your own individual action.  But you cannot be a Group Member in a Class Action and a Plaintiff in an individual action about the same issue against the same Defendant.

    In other words, you have to pick between an individual action and the class action.

    The Pros and Cons of Individual Claims and Class Action lawsuits

    Individual claims:

    In an individual claim you get to put forward the very specific facts that relate to your case.  However, you are responsible for paying your own costs and you would have to meet Metricon’s costs if you are unsuccessful.

    Running your own action means you run the risk of having the Anshun Principle invoked against you as it is likely to raise specific legal issues which may not be raised in your individual claim. The Anshun Principle is a Rule of Law that says that a Plaintiff or Cross-Claimant has to bring forward all claims in their action that are available and cannot reserve some claims to a later day. 

    Class action:

    In a Class Action you do not have to pay any costs from your own pocket, and you do not have to pay Metricon’s costs if you lose – provided you had signed the Commercial Litigation Funding Agreement.  However, you would have to give up a proportion of your winnings or settlement monies namely, 23% if the matter settles before proceedings are commenced or 28% if the matter settles after proceedings are commenced or proceeds to a judgment and verdict.

    However, that percentage which equates to the Funder’s premium is only payable from monies which you do not presently have and may not have unless you participate in the Action.