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Maddens lawyers begins investigations into Aveo’s fee and contract allegations 

29 Jun 2017

Residents and family or friends of former residents living in Aveo retirement villages are urged to contact Maddens Lawyers. The firm has initiated investigations following reports of exorbitant exit and management fees and breaches of contract. Maddens Lawyers Class Action principal Brendan Pendergast said early investigations indicate that further inquiries should be made in respect…

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Bushfire compensation experts launch Carwoola bushfire class action

11 May 2017

The lawyers that have previously secured millions in compensation for bushfire victims have launched a class action on behalf of those affected by the 17 February 2017 Carwoola bushfire. Regional Victorian firm Maddens Lawyers has issued proceedings in the New South Wales Supreme Court against Advanced Plumbing and Drains Pty Ltd, on behalf of residents…

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Class action for victims of the 17th January 2017 Currandooley fire 

11 May 2017

Today Maddens Lawyers filed a class action against Infigen Energy Limited (Infigen) on behalf of land owners affected by the 17 January 2017 Currandooley Fire. The fire was caused when a crow connected with overhead electrical infrastructure, caught alight and dropped into dry foliage underneath a powerline that transfers electricity from Infigen’s Woodlawn Windfarm to…

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Jack river bushfire class action complete

21 Feb 2017

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 

05 Jan 2017

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

13 Dec 2016

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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Horsham Bypass. Compensation. Landowners. Lawyers. Erol Chakir. Maddens.

Landowners – don't be roadblocked by Horsham Bypass plans

19 Oct 2015

Property owners likely to lose land to the pending Horsham bypass should seek expert legal advice to ensure they receive full compensation for the land they will lose. That’s the suggestion of Accredited Business Law specialist Erol Chakir, who has helped secure hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation for regional Victorian farmers whose land…

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

New NSW Bushfire Class Action On the Cards

13 Jun 2015

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 Lawyers, Compensation, Deception Bay Flood, Class Action

Maddens Launch Deception Bay Flood Class Action

21 May 2015

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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