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What we know so far about lawsuits over unpaid rent during Covid-19

Victoria’s Secret sued the landlord of its NYC flagship seeking to void its lease. Image: Bigstock
With the case between Fortius Funds Management and Just Group returning to the NSW Supreme Court this week, Australian retailers could soon find out whether or not it was legal to break their leases by not paying rent in full during Covid-19.  Fortius has sued Just Group, the owner of Just Jeans, Jay Jays, Peter Alexander, Smiggle, Portmans and Dotti, for nearly $3.6 million in alleged unpaid rent across four stores in Sydney’s Mid City Centre, plus various fees and interest, dating back