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Ongoing Class Action

2018 Terang/Cobden Fire

The Terang/Cobden bushfire commenced on St Patrick’s Day, 17 March 2018. The fire destroyed in excess of 20 residential properties and caused extensive damage to many farming properties. The amount of livestock loss has been particularly devastating to the community. Maddens Lawyers has commenced class action proceedings in the Victorian Supreme Court against Powercor Australia…

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2018 Garvoc Fire

Scotsburn bushfire, 19 December 2015, Finns Road, Scotsburn, class action, Maddens Lawyers

The Garvoc fire commenced on the evening of 17 March 2018 burning in excess of 4,000 hectares. The fire caused significant damage to residential and farming properties. It is alleged that the fire was ignited as a result of the failure of a rotten timber power pole on Powercor’s electrical network. Maddens Lawyers has commenced…

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2018 Camperdown/Gnotuk Fire

In May 2018, Maddens Lawyers issued a class action in the Victorian Supreme Court against electrical distribution company Powercor Australia Ltd on behalf of Gnotuk / Camperdown residents and landowners impacted by a fire that occurred over the 2018 St Patrick’s Day weekend. The Camperdown fire started approximately 20 minutes after Powercor and Police were…

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Falls Festival stampede

Lorne Falls Festival 2016, stampede, injured, Maddens Lawyers

In December 2016 a group of patrons at the Falls Music and Arts Festival (the Falls Festival) in Lorne, Victoria were left injured and traumatised after a stampede at the music event. It is alleged that at approximately 9.50pm on Friday 30 December 2016, a large group of people were injured when attempting to exit…

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2017 Coolaroo Recycling Plant Fire

As a result of a large fire at Coolaroo Recycling Plant on 13 July 2017, Maddens Lawyers has commenced class action proceedings against SKM Services Pty Ltd, the owner and operator of the Recycling Plant. The class action has been advanced on behalf of residents and businesses in and around Coolaroo and Dallas who were…

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Scotsburn Bushfire

Scotsburn bushfire, 19 December 2015, Finns Road, Scotsburn, class action, Maddens Lawyers

  Maddens Lawyers has launched a class action on behalf of local landowners affected by the Scotsburn Fire. On 19 December 2015, 4000 hectares of land and 12 houses were burnt in the area of Scotsburn, south of Ballarat in central west Victoria. The plaintiff alleges that the fire commenced as a result of the…

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Walla Walla Bushfire

Maddens Lawyers, Walla Wall Bushfire, FAQs, burnt out, compensation

On 17 December 2009, more than 17,000 acres of farmland between Glenellen and Gerogery, north of Albury in New South Wales, was burnt when a bushfire broke out at a council rubbish tip site in Walla Walla. The fire destroyed five local homes and damaged another four, killed over a thousand sheep and more than…

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