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Wealthy South Australian farmer targeted in class action over Lucindale fire
Class Actions 2021-08-25 3:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

A class action against the executors of the late South Australian pastoralist Thomas Brinkworth has been brought on behalf of landowners whose properties were damaged […]

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Bushfire class action specialists investigate case over Tenterfield, NSW blaze
Class Actions 2021-05-19 4:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

Maddens Lawyers is investigating a potential class action over the Mount Mackenzie Road fire in Tenterfield, NSW, allegedly caused by power lines operated by Essential […]

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$150M bushfire class action filed against SA Power Networks
Class Actions 2021-03-11 1:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A $150 million class action has been launched against South Australian power company SA Power Networks over the December 2019 Cudlee Creek bushfire, which destroyed […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2020
Analysis 2021-01-12 10:46 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Payouts in class actions in 2020 largely kept pace with the previous year despite the financial strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, with companies and other […]

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Law firm’s ‘overly combative manner’ prompts independent counsel appointment in bushfire class actions
Class Actions 2020-12-11 11:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge will appoint an independent barrister to determine the allocation of settlement proceeds between insured group members and their insurers from two St Patrick’s […]

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Judge approves $3.4M in costs in $5.7M Falls Festival class action settlement
Class Actions 2020-11-23 1:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has signed off on nearly $3.4 million in costs in a $5.7 million settlement reached in a class action over a 2016 stampede […]

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Law firm investigates border closure class action
Coronavirus 2020-09-18 9:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Andrews government is facing another COVID-19 related class action, this one on behalf of farm operators financially stung by Victorian and South Australian border […]

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Judge approves Falls Festival class action settlement, leaves legal fee concerns for later
Class Actions 2020-09-10 4:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Victoria Supreme Court judge has given the greenlight to a $5.7 million settlement in a class action brought by those injured during a 2016 […]

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Barrister’s delay raises doubts about law firm’s fee agreement in Falls Festival class action
Class Actions 2020-09-04 3:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

An independent costs consultant has raised concerns about the legal costs sought by Maddens Lawyers from a $5.7 million settlement of the Falls Festival class […]

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Judge slashes law firm’s costs in $10.5M bushfire class action settlement
Class Actions 2020-08-24 5:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has signed off on a $10.5 million settlement in a class action over the 2015 Scotsburn bushfire in Victoria, but slashed the costs […]

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