Radio Rentals class action

In 2017, Maurice Blackburn's client Casey Simpson commenced a class action against Thorn Australia Pty Ltd, which trades as Radio Rentals (Radio Rentals). Ms Simpson alleged that Radio Rentals engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct, unconscionable conduct, and that Radio Rentals contracts contained unfair contract terms.

Settlement of the Radio Rentals class action

On 2 September 2019 the Radio Rentals class action settled. The settlement agreement will need to be approved by the Federal Court to make sure it is fair for all group members before any refunds can be paid.

Who is eligible to participate in the settlement?

If you entered into a lease with Radio Rentals in any state (except South Australia) between 28 March 2011 and 29 March 2017 you may be eligible to receive a refund of some of the money you paid to Radio Rentals.

If you are eligible to receive a refund, the refund will be a proportion of the amount you paid to Radio Rentals. At this stage we do not know how much the refund will be.

If you are eligible to receive a refund, you will receive a settlement notice in early 2020, which will include a summary of the settlement and set out what you need to do to participate, including providing your bank account details.

We anticipate that refunds will be made sometime in 2020 but it is too early to give a more specific estimate of timing.

What do I need to do?

If you are eligible to receive a refund, you do not need to do anything until we contact you in early 2020.

It does not cost anything to participate in the settlement.

If you think you may be eligible for a refund and your current contact details are different to the contact details Radio Rentals would have for you, you can complete the below expression of interest form to provide Maurice Blackburn with your current details. Please note, completing this form does not mean you have registered to participate in the class action or are an eligible group member.

Alternatively, if you think you may be eligible for a refund and you do not hear from us by February 2020, please call 1800 216 113 or email radiorentals@mauriceblackburn.com.au

Click here to express your interest in joining this class action.