Queensland floods class action trial begins in Sydney – media conference alert – Monday 4 December, 2017

04-Dec-2017 7:30 AM

Pre-trial media conference, doorstop outside court, on the Class Action trial for 2011 South East Queensland flood victims, 10:15am today

Nearly seven years since the devastating South East Queensland flooding of 2010/2011, more than 6000 people and businesses will get their day in Court today, Monday 4 December, as Australia’s leading class action law firm Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, supported by litigation funder IMF Bentham, begin a multi-part trial to hold the dam operators to account.
 
Central to the case will be the dam operation manual that the dam operators and engineers co-authored. It will be said that the dam operators failed to follow critical aspects of their manual, which led to catastrophic consequences throughout Brisbane and South East Queensland, causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to homes and businesses.
 
The trial is being run in front of Justice Robert Beech-Jones in the New South Wales Supreme Court, and will sit for two weeks prior to Christmas, in which time the plaintiff’s case will be outlined. The case will then resume in February next year.
 
Class Action Principal at Maurice Blackburn, Rebecca Gilsenan, said:
“This trial will demonstrate that the dam operators did not operate the dam during the flood event in accordance with the operation manual that they themselves wrote, and the consequence of that was unnecessary devastation across south east Queensland.”
 
The trial will be live streamed at this web address: http://www.supremecourt.justice.nsw.gov.au/Pages/sco2_classaction/floods.aspx
 
 
What:                 Pre-trial media conference, doorstop outside court, on the Class Action trial for 2011 South East Queensland flood victims 
 
When:                Monday 4 December, 2017, 10:15am
 
Where:               Forecourt, NSW Law Courts Building, Queens Square, 184 Philip St Sydney. Courtroom 9D
 
 
 
The trial will begin at 11am in courtroom 9D.
 
 
Media enquiries:  
Cameron Scott at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers     T   0400 876 466     E  cscott@mauriceblackburn.com.au

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