Brendan Pendergast

Watersun clients offered potential compensation lifeline 

Clients and sub contractors of Watersun Homes left reeling after the company’s recent collapse may have access to a rescue fund to complete or fix their incomplete projects or recover payments. Maddens Lawyers, a Victorian law firm with extensive experience negotiating insurance payouts, is pointing devastated Watersun home owners to the Domestic Building Insurance Policy…

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Jack river bushfire class action complete

JACK RIVER BUSHFIRE CLASS ACTION COMPLETE The Jack River Bushfire Class Action has drawn to a close, with final compensation payments being made to all group members a day before the third anniversary of the fire. Maddens Lawyers distributed more than $8 million in compensation cheques to over 30 registrants, covering the final compensation payment…

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Compensation on the cards for festival stampede victims 

Injured and traumatised Falls Festival patrons left reeling after a stampede at the Lorne music event on 30 December last year may have grounds for compensation. 

Maddens Lawyers, in Warrnambool, has been speaking with a number of festival patrons who were witness to, and caught up in the drama, which saw 19 people admitted to hospital and more than 60 people treated by on-site paramedics.

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Scotsburn bushfire class action

The law firm that led four Black Saturday bushfire class actions has now launched a class action on behalf of victims of a Scotsburn fire that last year burnt more than 4000 hectares and 12 houses.  Maddens Lawyers Senior Partner and bushfire compensation expert Brendan Pendergast said his firm, which has successfully settled several bushfire-related…

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Maddens Settles Gippsland bushfire class action 

2014 Jack River Bushfire. FAQs regarding the Class Action, being run by Maddens Lawyers. Gippsland class action

A Class Action representing more than 30 landowners burnt out in a 2014 Gippsland bushfire is on the brink of settling, delivering fire victims a share of around $8 million to cover the property loss and damages they endured.  The Jack River Bushfire Class Action, led by Maddens Lawyers, has seen defendants Ausnet and BJ…

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New NSW Bushfire Class Action On the Cards

Maddens Lawyers, Class Action, Springwood, Winmalee, Bushfire Compensation

13 June 2015 – The lawyers running a class action on behalf of hundreds of Blue Mountains October 2013 bushfire victims are on the cusp of launching a second class action; this one for victims of a second, smaller fire that burnt another part of the Blue Mountains on the same day. Bushfire class action…

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Maddens Launch Deception Bay Flood Class Action

Maddens Lawyers, Compensation, Deception Bay Flood, Class Action

21 May 2015 – Maddens Lawyers, a Victorian-based law firm that ran four successful Black Saturday bushfire class actions, today issued proceedings against civil construction firm Thies Pty Ltd in the Victorian Supreme Court in relation to the flood that swept through the Deception Bay/Redcliffs region earlier this month. Yesterday (on 20 May) the firm…

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Callide Dam Class Action launched

Jambin, Biloela homes damaged by the 2015 Callide Dam Flood

Maddens Lawyers has launched a class action on behalf of victims of a Queensland flood that this year damaged more than 200 properties in the rural towns of Biloela and Jambin, south of Rockhampton. Maddens Lawyers, a firm that recovered millions in compensation for Black Saturday bushfire victims, today issued proceedings in the Victorian Supreme…

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