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03 June 2013

Class Action Update: Maurice Blackburn Lawyers are proceeding with class action against state government over 2011 flood


2011 Flood Class Action Update.
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers have confirmed today they will be proceeding with the legal class action on behalf of victims of the 2011 flood on the Brisbane and Bremer Rivers.
The lawsuit is expected to be the largest class action ever launched in Australia with the State Government facing a potential payout in excess of one billion dollars.
Flood victims can sign up online 24/7 for the no-win, no-fee class action at:
Goodna-based Councillor Paul Tully said the announcement by Maurice Blackburn was the "best news for flood victims since January 2011.
"I am urging all flood victims - including homeowners, business owners, renters and anyone else who has suffered losses as a result of the 2011 flood - to sign up for the class action.
"This is likely to be the first and only opportunity for flood victims to recover their losses they suffered in the 2011 flood.
"Flood victims have nothing to lose and everything to gain by signing up for the no-win, no-fee class action."
Cr Paul Tully - urging flood
victims to sign up for the
pending legal class action.
Cr Tully said Goodna was the hardest-hit suburb in southeast Queensland in 2011 with 600 properties destroyed in the flood.
"The Floods Commission of Inquiry specifically found that the Wivenhoe Dam had not been managed in accordance with the Dam Operating Manual from 8.00am on the Saturday preceding the flood on Tuesday 11 January 2011.
"I am confident the class action will be successful.
"I am urging the State Government to act as a model litigant in this matter and not rely on legal technicalities to resist the legitimate claims of flood victims.
"I am calling on the Premier Campbell Newman to negotiate a settlement of the class action as early as possible," Cr Tully said.

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