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Court Ordered Notice

Hamilton v Meta Platforms, Inc. [2023] FCA 1148

Notice to Group Members and Token Holders

The Federal Court of Australia has ordered that you receive this Notice because you may be a Group Member or Token Holder for the purpose of the matter of Andrew Paul Stuart Hamilton v Meta Platforms, Inc. & anor (NSD 899/2020 (Proceedings).

On 29 September 2023, the Federal Court of Australia issued a permanent stay of the Proceedings. You do not need to take any action in response to this Notice. If there is anything in this Notice that you do not understand, you should seek independent legal advice.

The full judgment can be viewed at: https://www.judgments.fedcourt.gov.au/judgments/Judgments/fca/single/2023/2023fca1148

The full text of the orders is below:

THE COURT ORDERS THAT:

1. This proceeding (NSD899/2020) is permanently stayed.

2. For the avoidance of doubt, the permanent stay of this proceeding does not prevent the claims the subject of this proceeding from being brought by the applicant or group members in another proceeding.

3. The applicant pay the respondents’ costs of the interlocutory applications as agreed, or failing agreement as assessed by a Registrar of the Court on a lump sum basis.

4. The parties be granted leave to apply to vary order 3 by filing and serving submissions (of no more than 3 pages) in support of any variation they contend for within 5 business days of these orders.

5. In the event that a party applies to vary order 3 by filing and serving submissions under order 4: (a) The opposing party or parties is/are to file and serve any submissions in response (of no more than 3 pages) within 5 business days of service on them of the submissions under order 4; (b) The party or parties served with submissions under paragraph (a) is/are to file and serve any submissions in reply (of no more than 2 pages) within 3 business days of service on them of the first mentioned submissions.

6. The submissions referred to in Orders 4 and 5 should be easily legible using a font size of at least 12 points and one and a half line spacing throughout, including in any footnotes and annexures.

7. The applicant is to give notice to Group Members and SUFB Token Holders of the orders which I have made in determining the present applications and provide a link to the reasons for judgment when published on the Court’s website.

8. The form in, and means by, which the notice in Order 7 is to be given are to be agreed by the parties and a proposed short minute of order in relation thereto is to be provided to my Associate within 5 business days of these orders, with any areas of disagreement to be indicated in mark up.

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