Bushfire Class Action Murrindindi Marysville
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers are instructed in a class action
on behalf of those who have suffered injury, loss or damage as a
result of the Murrindindi Black Saturday bushfire of 7 February
The action alleges that the fire started at the rear of the
Murrindindi Saw Mill, Wilhelmina Falls Road, Murrindindi. It is
alleged that the most probable cause of the fire was a break in an
electrical conductor resulting from deficiencies in the
construction and configuration of a power pole. The fire spread
rapidly, killing 40 people, destroying over 500 homes, and causing
millions of dollars of damage. It is alleged that the power
utility company was negligent in, amongst other things, the
construction and configuration of the power pole.
Who is part of the class?
Persons and businesses who suffered physical or psychological
injury, property or economic loss or damage, and the dependants and
estates of people who died in the Murrindindi bushfire. The towns
affected by this bushfire include:
to enlarge the map of the area affected by the Murrindindi
bushfire. It you suffered loss as a result of the fire in the
highlighted area, you are a group member in the Class Action.
How to Register
There is a court-ordered deadline to register a claim by 4pm
on 2 May 2014.
Anyone who has opted out of the class action can change their
mind and register their claim by the same time.
More information about this process is set out in the Claim
Registration Notice (Annexure C).
If you have any questions about registering a claim in this
class action, please telephone Maurice Blackburn on 1800 18 26