Murrindindi-Marysville fire victims not forgotten in compensation bid

10 February 2014

People who suffered losses in the 2009 Black Saturday Murrindindi-Marysville fire are invited to attend a case update about their class action.

Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, led by Class Actions Principal Andrew Watson and Special Counsel Jennifer Patterson, will be at the Murrindindi-Woodbourne Hub on the evening of Friday 14 February to lead a community information session on the action, which is scheduled for trial later this year.

The evening will provide affected and interested community members with an update on important information in the lead up to the trial.

Special Counsel Jennifer Patterson said that after the strong interest people showed in the early community meetings held regarding the case, the firm felt it was important to make sure people had the chance for a thorough and current update now that the trial is approaching.

"We know that people affected by the fire continue to feel its impact, and we know they've been waiting a long time to have their day in court and hold those responsible for the fire to account," Ms Patterson said.

"We've spent months and months preparing our case and pulling together evidence and experts as the trial edges nearer, so it is a good time to ensure that the people on whose behalf we're acting get the information they need."

The meeting will be open to all residents and those that were affected by the fire in 2009.

Key details:
Murrindindi-Marysville class action information update evening.
Friday 14TH February  - 7.15pm start.
Murrindindi-Woodbourne Hub - 815 Murrindindi Road, Murrindindi