Please click on the link below to view the Notice of Settlement in respect of the Plaintiff's claim against the second Defendant, Osborne Aviation Services Pty Ltd ('Osborne').
The Notice of Settlement does not affect the class action against the first Defendant, Endeavour Energy. That proceeding remains part-heard in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and will proceed until such time as a judgement is handed down or a settlement is reached between the parties and approved by the Court.
Maddens attended a mediation in late November 2015, where the loss and damage suffered by all group members was discussed.
The mediation ran for two days and was attended by legal representatives of Endeavour Energy and its vegetation management contractor, Osborne Aviation.
The particulars of the mediation are confidential, however, we can advise group members that the claim did not settle.
It is still possible for discussions between us, and the other parties to occur.
On December 7, 2015, the third week of the Coronial Inquiry into the Springwood-Winmalee-Yellow Rock fire began in Katoomba.
Whilst there are no deaths that we are aware of as a result of the October 2013 fire, the New South Wales Coroner has the power to make a finding in relation to the cause and origin of the fire, as well as other matters relating to the event.
Maddens Lawyers has been attending these hearings on behalf of property owners. Endeavour Energy and its vegetation management contractor Osborne Aviation Pty Ltd are also represented at the Inquiry.
It is expected the the Coroner's Court will hand down its findings and recommendations in mid-2016.
As we have been working hard to prepare for the upcoming mediation, and get all records and information up to date in time for next February's trial, we have been well aware of the passing of the two year anniversary of the 2013 Blue Mountains Bushfire.
Having helped hundreds of bushfire victims over the years, we appreciate this may have been a difficult time for the Springwood, Winmalee and Yellow Rock communities.
We have been thinking of you as we work.
If you have any questions about the Class Action process, or how our work affects you as an individual, or your business, please do not hesitate to contact our office for clarification.
We have worked with hundreds of bushfire victims over the past 30 years; we not only understand this process very well, but we also appreciate the difficulty of getting back on your feet following a devastating bushfire.
You can contact us with any questions you might have by clicking here.