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A group of dissatisfied Priceline franchisees have filed a class action.

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Conflicts Statement

THE ACTION IS FULLY FUNDED BY A THIRD-PARTY LITIGATION FUNDER.

A litigation funder is paying the upfront costs of the case and the security for costs. This means you do not have to pay any costs upfront, including any legal fees of Levitt Robinson or any costs of 7-Eleven if the Class Action is unsuccessful. The Funder covers all these costs and only gets his costs back if the Class Action succeeds, or there is a settlement.

Class PR is a public relations company owned by persons closely associated and related to the senior partner of Levitt Robinson Solicitors. Class PR operates separately and independently from Levitt Robinson and offers to accept instructions from law firms other than Levitt Robinson (subject to strict confidentiality safeguards) and to provide PR and other services to the Galactic LLC Litigation Funding Group, and to litigation funders in general.
Class PR is a public relations company owned by persons closely associated and related to the senior partner of Levitt Robinson Solicitors. Class PR operates separately and independently from Levitt Robinson and offers to accept instructions from law firms other than Levitt Robinson (subject to strict confidentiality safeguards) and to provide PR and other services to the Galactic LLC Litigation Funding Group, and to litigation funders in general.
Class PR offers services to law firms and litigation funders. We also offer our assistance to members of the public, with bright ideas, both to advance individual claims and class actions. We assist with class-building, marketing and sourcing litigation funding.
Class PR offers services to law firms and litigation funders. We also offer our assistance to members of the public, with bright ideas, both to advance individual claims and class actions. We assist with class-building, marketing and sourcing litigation funding.
Class PR can provide image makeovers for those who feel "under the gun" or aspire to re-invent themselves or their businesses.
Class PR can provide image makeovers for those who feel “under the gun” or aspire to re-invent themselves or their businesses.
We run campaigns to lobby government on behalf of individuals, communities, interest groups and industry, to address particular grievances or to achieve targeted objectives. Campaign activities include media liaison (all forms of media), preparing press releases and marketing materials and formal, researched submissions.
We run campaigns to lobby government on behalf of individuals, communities, interest groups and industry, to address particular grievances or to achieve targeted objectives. Campaign activities include media liaison (all forms of media), preparing press releases and marketing materials and formal, researched submissions.
While our principal client has been the New York based Galactic Litigation Funding Group, this is, by no means, an exclusive relationship.
While our principal client has been the New York based Galactic Litigation Funding Group, this is, by no means, an exclusive relationship.

Each client relationship with Class PR is individual and confidential, as between Class PR and the client. We will provide our clients, at our own expense, with a Confidentiality (Non-Disclosure) and Non-Circumvention Agreement, upon your electing to engage us, to protect your confidential IP and business secrets.

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About US

Conflicts Statement

THE ACTION IS FULLY FUNDED BY A THIRD-PARTY LITIGATION FUNDER.

A litigation funder is paying the upfront costs of the case and the security for costs. This means you do not have to pay any costs upfront, including any legal fees of Levitt Robinson or any costs of 7-Eleven if the Class Action is unsuccessful. The Funder covers all these costs and only gets his costs back if the Class Action succeeds, or there is a settlement.

Class PR is a public relations company owned by persons closely associated and related to the senior partner of Levitt Robinson Solicitors. Class PR operates separately and independently from Levitt Robinson and offers to accept instructions from law firms other than Levitt Robinson (subject to strict confidentiality safeguards) and to provide PR and other services to the Galactic LLC Litigation Funding Group, and to litigation funders in general.
Class PR is a public relations company owned by persons closely associated and related to the senior partner of Levitt Robinson Solicitors. Class PR operates separately and independently from Levitt Robinson and offers to accept instructions from law firms other than Levitt Robinson (subject to strict confidentiality safeguards) and to provide PR and other services to the Galactic LLC Litigation Funding Group, and to litigation funders in general.
Class PR offers services to law firms and litigation funders. We also offer our assistance to members of the public, with bright ideas, both to advance individual claims and class actions. We assist with class-building, marketing and sourcing litigation funding.
Class PR offers services to law firms and litigation funders. We also offer our assistance to members of the public, with bright ideas, both to advance individual claims and class actions. We assist with class-building, marketing and sourcing litigation funding.
Class PR can provide image makeovers for those who feel "under the gun" or aspire to re-invent themselves or their businesses.
Class PR can provide image makeovers for those who feel “under the gun” or aspire to re-invent themselves or their businesses.
We run campaigns to lobby government on behalf of individuals, communities, interest groups and industry, to address particular grievances or to achieve targeted objectives. Campaign activities include media liaison (all forms of media), preparing press releases and marketing materials and formal, researched submissions.
We run campaigns to lobby government on behalf of individuals, communities, interest groups and industry, to address particular grievances or to achieve targeted objectives. Campaign activities include media liaison (all forms of media), preparing press releases and marketing materials and formal, researched submissions.
While our principal client has been the New York based Galactic Litigation Funding Group, this is, by no means, an exclusive relationship.
While our principal client has been the New York based Galactic Litigation Funding Group, this is, by no means, an exclusive relationship.

Each client relationship with Class PR is individual and confidential, as between Class PR and the client. We will provide our clients, at our own expense, with a Confidentiality (Non-Disclosure) and Non-Circumvention Agreement, upon your electing to engage us, to protect your confidential IP and business secrets.

What is the action all about?

THE ACTION’S OBJECTIVE IS TO;

ADD VALUE TO THE INVESTMENT MADE BY CURRENT FRANCHISEES – to obtain a new, fair and compliant franchise agreement; to compensate franchisees for any infringing conduct, including loss of profits.

The franchise agreements between you and Priceline contain provisions that may breach the current legislative framework which governs pharmacies in various states.

The following requirements are examples of Priceline’s control:

Stock the Merchandise Range, which is determined by Priceline;

Stock the Merchandise Range, which is determined by Priceline;

Place orders through the Auto-Replenishment system;

Place orders through the Auto-Replenishment system;

Only order through API;

Only order through API;

Comply with Priceline’s Visual Merchandising systems to ensure<br>compliance with the Brand Alignment Reward Scheme; and

Comply with Priceline’s Visual Merchandising systems to ensure
compliance with the Brand Alignment Reward Scheme; and

Price items as determined by Priceline.

Price items as determined by Priceline.

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How to OPT IN?

  • Lead Plaintiffs file representative claim

    These are the individuals named in the proceedings from the outset. Their legal claims are shared by the group.

  • We create awareness

    Class PR is retained to generate awareness of current group members’ legal rights and how best to exercise them.

  • Sign a funding agreement to opt-in

    Only individuals who sign a funding agreement will benefit from a positive outcome. Again, you do not have to pay to participate and have no financial exposure, even if the matter is unsuccessful, your only contribution comes out of your ‘winnings’.

    In the event that the Class Action is successful (or settles on terms favourable to you), all legal fees and expenses will be deducted from the award of damages before distribution to group members, after the Funder’s 30% take. You will then benefit from the other 70% net share of damages from the settlement sum, to which you will then be entitled pro rata to the size of your individual claim.

    You will also receive;

    1. Updates on procedural milestones
    2. Complimentary legal advice from Levitt Robinson Solicitors on all claims connected with Priceline
  • Court ordered mediation

    Your individual claims and particular losses will be the subject of special consideration.

  • Distribution of court ordered compensation

    or negotiated settlement (if the action succeeds).

     

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How to OPT IN?

How to OPT IN?

  • Lead Plaintiffs file representative claim

    These are the individuals named in the proceedings from the outset. Their legal claims are shared by the group.

  • We create awareness

    Class PR is retained to generate awareness of current group members’ legal rights and how best to exercise them.

  • Sign a funding agreement to opt-in

    Only individuals who sign a funding agreement will benefit from a positive outcome. Again, you do not have to pay to participate and have no financial exposure, even if the matter is unsuccessful, your only contribution comes out of your ‘winnings’.

    In the event that the Class Action is successful (or settles on terms favourable to you), all legal fees and expenses will be deducted from the award of damages before distribution to group members, after the Funder’s 30% take. You will then benefit from the other 70% net share of damages from the settlement sum, to which you will then be entitled pro rata to the size of your individual claim.

    You will also receive;

    1. Updates on procedural milestones
    2. Complimentary legal advice from Levitt Robinson Solicitors on all claims connected with Priceline
  • Court ordered mediation

    Your individual claims and particular losses will be the subject of special consideration.

  • Distribution of court ordered compensation

    or negotiated settlement (if the action succeeds).

     

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Do not give up may be valuable claims without obtaining independent legal advice.

You are strongly advised to seek independent legal advice on the terms of the funding agreement.

Please note that the legal claims and the subject of the class action are quite complex and require an understanding of the regulatory framework under which pharmacies operate. If you would like a better understanding of the alleged claims against Priceline, we strongly suggest that you speak to a solicitor at Levitt Robinson so that you can make a well-informed decision.

Class PR will arrange for you or your lawyer to seek clarification on any point from Levitt Robinson Solicitors.

Only Lead Plaintiffs are named in the proceedings from the outset

While the Lead Plaintiffs are named in the proceedings from the outset, you only have to identify yourself when the time comes to assess your individual compensation. This usually happens at around the time of a mediation or before there is a distribution, settlement or verdict in favour of Group Members (those of you who Opt-In to the Class Action).

In all the actions in which Levitt Robinson has been involved, group members’ identities were not disclosed until the proceedings were very advanced – at a pre-trial mediation or at a settlement held after the proceedings had taken place, but before the judgment was delivered.

Identification is for the purposes of calculating the quantum of damages payable to you in the event of a positive outcome.

Potential Compensation

If the controlling provisions are found to be unlawful, the amounts you paid to Priceline in compliance with them may be refunded to you.

​The franchisees’ claim is for restitutionary damages. Restitutionary damages may be calculated according to the gain made by the defendant, rather than by the loss suffered by the plaintiff.

This means a claim in restitution operates to restore to you what has been transferred from you to Priceline whereby Priceline has been unjustly enriched. If successful, Priceline comes under an obligation to account to all franchisees for money which it has received for the use of franchisees.

You may also be able to recover damages for the loss of the following opportunities:

To acquire stock from API’s competitor at a
better price; and/or
To obtain rebates from alternative suppliers

OPTING-IN DOES NOT REQUIRE YOU TO MAKE ANY OUT OF POCKET CONTRIBUTION TO THE PROCEEDINGS

The action will be a fully funded, opt-in class action. As the Class Action is being externally funded by a litigation funder, you WILL NOT be required to outlay any of your own funds towards the legal fees and other expenses of the Class Action. In the event the Class Action is unsuccessful, you will not be responsible for any adverse costs orders and will not have any out-of-pocket expenses.

In the event that the Class Action is successful (or settles on terms favourable to you), all legal fees and expenses will be deducted from the award of damages before distribution to group members, after the Funder’s 30% take. You will then benefit from the other 70% net share of damages from the settlement sum, to which you will then be entitled pro rata to the size of your individual claim.

YOU MUST OPT-IN BY SIGNING A FUNDING AGREEMENT TO PARTICIPATE

Only individuals who sign a funding agreement will benefit from a positive outcome. Again, 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’.

COMPENSATION IS DISTRIBUTED ONLY AMONGST THOSE WHO OPT-IN BY SIGNING A FUNDING AGREEMENT.

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Do not give up may be valuable claims without obtaining independent legal advice.

You are strongly advised to seek independent legal advice on the terms of the funding agreement.

Please note that the legal claims and the subject of the class action are quite complex and require an understanding of the regulatory framework under which pharmacies operate. If you would like a better understanding of the alleged claims against Priceline, we strongly suggest that you speak to a solicitor at Levitt Robinson so that you can make a well-informed decision.

Class PR will arrange for you or your lawyer to seek clarification on any point from Levitt Robinson Solicitors.

Only Lead Plaintiffs are named in the proceedings from the outset 

While the Lead Plaintiffs are named in the proceedings from the outset, you only have to identify yourself when the time comes to assess your individual compensation. This usually happens at around the time of a mediation or before there is a distribution, settlement or verdict in favour of Group Members (those of you who Opt-In to the Class Action).

In all the actions in which Levitt Robinson has been involved, group members’ identities were not disclosed until the proceedings were very advanced – at a pre-trial mediation or at a settlement held after the proceedings had taken place, but before the judgment was delivered. 

Identification is for the purposes of calculating the quantum of damages payable to you in the event of a positive outcome.

Potential Compensation 

If the controlling provisions are found to be unlawful, the amounts you paid to Priceline in compliance with them may be refunded to you.

​The franchisees’ claim is for restitutionary damages. Restitutionary damages may be calculated according to the gain made by the defendant, rather than by the loss suffered by the plaintiff.  

This means a claim in restitution operates to restore to you what has been transferred from you to Priceline whereby Priceline has been unjustly enriched. If successful, Priceline comes under an obligation to account to all franchisees for money which it has received for the use of franchisees.

You may also be able to recover damages for the loss of the following opportunities: 

To acquire stock from API’s competitor at a
better price; and/or
To obtain rebates from alternative suppliers

OPTING-IN DOES NOT REQUIRE YOU TO MAKE ANY OUT OF POCKET CONTRIBUTION TO THE PROCEEDINGS

The action will be a fully funded, opt-in class action. As the Class Action is being externally funded by a litigation funder, you WILL NOT be required to outlay any of your own funds towards the legal fees and other expenses of the Class Action. In the event the Class Action is unsuccessful, you will not be responsible for any adverse costs orders and will not have any out-of-pocket expenses.

In the event that the Class Action is successful (or settles on terms favourable to you), all legal fees and expenses will be deducted from the award of damages before distribution to group members, after the Funder’s 30% take. You will then benefit from the other 70% net share of damages from the settlement sum, to which you will then be entitled pro rata to the size of your individual claim.

YOU MUST OPT-IN BY SIGNING A FUNDING AGREEMENT TO PARTICIPATE

Only individuals who sign a funding agreement will benefit from a positive outcome. Again, 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’.

COMPENSATION IS DISTRIBUTED ONLY AMONGST THOSE WHO OPT-IN BY SIGNING A FUNDING AGREEMENT.

Hear from those already involved:

CHRIS LEMON, LEAD PLAINTIFF

Lead Plaintiff speaks on the prospective Priceline action.

STEWART LEVITT'S MESSAGE TO PRICELINE FRANCHISEES

“don’t put blind loyalty to Priceline before your own interests.”

Hear from those already involved:

CHRIS LEMON, LEAD PLAINTIFF

Lead Plaintiff speaks on the prospective Priceline action.

STEWART LEVITT'S MESSAGE TO PRICELINE FRANCHISEES

“don’t put blind loyalty to Priceline before your own interests.”

What is the action all about?

THE ACTION’S OBJECTIVE IS TO:

ADD VALUE TO THE INVESTMENT MADE BY CURRENT FRANCHISEES – to obtain a new, fair and compliant franchise agreement; to compensate franchisees for any infringing conduct, including loss of profits.

The franchise agreements between you and Priceline contain provisions that may breach the current legislative framework which governs pharmacies in various states.

The following requirements are examples of Priceline’s control:

Stock the Merchandise Range, which is determined by Priceline;

Stock the Merchandise Range, which is determined by Priceline;

Place orders through the Auto-Replenishment system;

Place orders through the Auto-Replenishment system;

Only order through API;

Only order through API;

Comply with Priceline’s Visual Merchandising systems to ensure compliance with the Brand Alignment Reward Scheme; and

Comply with Priceline’s Visual Merchandising systems to ensure compliance with the Brand Alignment Reward Scheme; and

Price items as determined by Priceline.

Price items as determined by Priceline.

Download Full Priceline
Information Pack

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of Damages

OPT IN and Contact
Class PR now!

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Further Important Information

WHO ARE THE FRANCHISEES’ LAWYERS?​​

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 and delivering justice for their clients in an efficient and cost-effective way.

DO NOT TO GIVE UP WHAT MAY BE VALUABLE CLAIMS
WITHOUT OBTAINING INDEPENDENT LEGAL ADVICE

You are strongly advised to seek independent legal advice on the terms of the funding agreement.

Priceline’s conditional offer of $1000 towards legal fees, which would require you to communicate your interest in the matter to your Priceline Regional Manager to access it, appears inadequate for the purpose of obtaining informed, independent advice by a lawyer knowledgeable about the claims being made against Priceline in the intended proceedings.

Priceline’s conditional offer of $1000 towards legal fees, which would require you to communicate your interest in the matter to your Priceline Regional Manager to access it, appears inadequate for the purpose of obtaining informed, independent advice by a lawyer knowledgeable about the claims being made against Priceline in the intended proceedings.

Please note that the legal claims, the subject of the class action, are quite complex and require an understanding of the regulatory framework under which pharmacies operate. If you would like a better understanding of the alleged claims against Priceline, we strongly suggest that you speak to a solicitor at Levitt Robinson so that you can make a well-informed decision.

Please note that the legal claims, the subject of the class action, are quite complex and require an understanding of the regulatory framework under which pharmacies operate. If you would like a better understanding of the alleged claims against Priceline, we strongly suggest that you speak to a solicitor at Levitt Robinson so that you can make a well-informed decision.

Other factors to note 

ONLY LEAD Plaintiffs ARE NAMED IN THE PROCEEDINGS FROM THE OUTSET.

While the Lead Plaintiff are named in the proceedings from the outset, you only have to identify yourself when the time comes to assess your individual compensation. This usually happens at around the time of a mediation or before there is a distribution, settlement or verdict in favour of Group Members (those of you who Opt-In to the Class Action).

In all the actions in which Levitt Robinson has been involved, group members’ identities were not disclosed until the proceedings were very advanced – at a pre-trial mediation or at a settlement held after the proceedings had taken place, but before the judgment was delivered. 

Identification is for the purposes of calculating the quantum of damages payable to you in the event of a positive outcome. 

CLASS ACTIONS USUALLY SEE AN IMPROVEMENT RATHER
THAN A DETERIORATION IN THE FRANCHISOR’S CONDUCT
TOWARDS THE FRANCHISEE.

In Levitt Robinson’s experience, conditions tend to improve for franchisees pending
franchising disputes as the franchisors attempt to:

Discourage involvement in the class action; OR

Discourage involvement in the class action; OR

Induce franchisees to leave proceedings

Induce franchisees to leave proceedings

YOUR COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH PRICELINE
AND/OR API SHOULD CONTINUE, UNDISRUPTED.

Under the Franchising Code of Conduct, parties who enter, or propose to enter, into a franchise agreement must act in good faith towards one another. This obligation extends to all aspects of the franchising relationship (from pre-contractual negotiations to termination). This good faith obligation has also been reinforced by a string of court authorities.[1]

This means that Priceline, in all its business dealings with franchisees, must act:

Honestly and not arbitrarily;

Honestly and not arbitrarily;

In a manner consistent with the<br>purposes of the agreement; and

In a manner consistent with the
purposes of the agreement; and

In a manner that affords franchisees all<br>benefits owing to them under the contract.

In a manner that affords franchisees all
benefits owing to them under the contract.

Additionally, by signing the Funding Agreement, you will become entitled to the benefit of legal advice and representation, in any dispute between you and Priceline, which may arise after you join the class action.

There is no out of pocket expense to you.
These costs will only be recoverable by the funder from any settlement you receive from Priceline.

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Further Important Information

WHO ARE THE FRANCHISEES’ LAWYERS?​​

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 and delivering justice for their clients in an efficient and cost-effective way.

DO NOT TO GIVE UP WHAT MAY BE VALUABLE CLAIMS
WITHOUT OBTAINING INDEPENDENT LEGAL ADVICE

You are strongly advised to seek independent legal advice on the terms of the funding agreement.

Priceline’s conditional offer of $1000 towards legal fees, which would require you to communicate your interest in the matter to your Priceline Regional Manager to access it, appears inadequate for the purpose of obtaining informed, independent advice by a lawyer knowledgeable about the claims being made against Priceline in the intended proceedings.

Priceline’s conditional offer of $1000 towards legal fees, which would require you to communicate your interest in the matter to your Priceline Regional Manager to access it, appears inadequate for the purpose of obtaining informed, independent advice by a lawyer knowledgeable about the claims being made against Priceline in the intended proceedings.

Please note that the legal claims, the subject of the class action, are quite complex and require an understanding of the regulatory framework under which pharmacies operate. If you would like a better understanding of the alleged claims against Priceline, we strongly suggest that you speak to a solicitor at Levitt Robinson so that you can make a well-informed decision.

Please note that the legal claims, the subject of the class action, are quite complex and require an understanding of the regulatory framework under which pharmacies operate. If you would like a better understanding of the alleged claims against Priceline, we strongly suggest that you speak to a solicitor at Levitt Robinson so that you can make a well-informed decision.

Other factors to note 

ONLY LEAD Plaintiffs ARE NAMED IN THE PROCEEDINGS FROM THE OUTSET.

While the Lead Plaintiffs are named in the proceedings from the outset, you only have to identify yourself when the time comes to assess your individual compensation. This usually happens at around the time of a mediation or before there is a distribution, settlement or verdict in favour of Group Members (those of you who Opt-In to the Class Action).

In all the actions in which Levitt Robinson has been involved, group members’ identities were not disclosed until the proceedings were very advanced – at a pre-trial mediation or at a settlement held after the proceedings had taken place, but before the judgment was delivered. 

Identification is for the purposes of calculating the quantum of damages payable to you in the event of a positive outcome. 

CLASS ACTIONS USUALLY SEE AN IMPROVEMENT RATHER
THAN A DETERIORATION IN THE FRANCHISOR’S CONDUCT
TOWARDS THE FRANCHISEE.

In Levitt Robinson’s experience, conditions tend to improve for franchisees pending
franchising disputes as the franchisors attempt to:

Discourage involvement in the class action; OR

Discourage involvement in the class action; OR

Induce franchisees to leave it.

Induce franchisees to leave it.

YOUR COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH PRICELINE
AND/OR API SHOULD CONTINUE, UNDISRUPTED.

Under the Franchising Code of Conduct, parties who enter, or propose to enter, into a franchise agreement must act in good faith towards one another. This obligation extends to all aspects of the franchising relationship (from pre-contractual negotiations to termination). This good faith obligation has also been reinforced by a string of court authorities.[1]

This means that Priceline, in all its business dealings with franchisees, must act:

Honestly and not arbitrarily;

Honestly and not arbitrarily;

In a manner consistent with the<br>purposes of the agreement; and

In a manner consistent with the
purposes of the agreement; and

In a manner that affords franchisees all<br>benefits owing to them under the contract.

In a manner that affords franchisees all
benefits owing to them under the contract.

Additionally, by signing the Funding Agreement, you will become entitled to the benefit of legal advice and representation, in any dispute between you and Priceline, which may arise after you join the class action.

There is no out of pocket expense to you.
These costs will only be recoverable by the funder from any settlement you receive from Priceline.

*PLEASE NOTE

The Class action against Priceline has commenced and all documents necessary to launch the action have been filed.

Disclaimer:
Class PR is a public relations company owned by persons closely associated and related to the senior partner of Levitt Robinson Solicitors. Class PR operates separately and independently from Levitt Robinson and offers to accept instructions from law firms other than Levitt Robinson (subject to strict confidentiality safeguards) and to provide public relations and other services to commercial litigation funders other than the Galactic Litigation Funding Group.

*PLEASE NOTE

The Class action against Priceline has commenced and all documents necessary to launch the action have been filed.

Disclaimer:
Class PR is a public relations company owned by persons closely associated and related to the senior partner of Levitt Robinson Solicitors. Class PR operates separately and independently from Levitt Robinson and offers to accept instructions from law firms other than Levitt Robinson (subject to strict confidentiality safeguards) and to provide public relations and other services to commercial litigation funders other than the Galactic Litigation Funding Group.

Download Full Priceline
Information Pack

Download Heads
of Damages

OPT IN and Contact
Class PR now!