Queensland floods class action trial begins in Sydney – this Monday 4 December, 2017

01-Dec-2017 3:31 PM

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 this 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 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.”
What:                 Class Action trial for 2011 South East Queensland flood victims  
When:                Monday 4 December, 2018, starting at 11am
Where:               NSW Law Courts Building, Queens Square, 184 Philip St Sydney. Courtroom 9D
The trial will be live streamed at this web address: http://www.supremecourt.justice.nsw.gov.au/Pages/sco2_classaction/floods.aspx
Rebecca Gilsenan is available today upon request. Call or email the media contact listed below to arrange.
Media enquiries:  
Cameron Scott at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers     T   0400 876 466     E  cscott@mauriceblackburn.com.au

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