Michael Karl Schmid has brought a class action on behalf of persons who suffered injury, damage or loss as a result of the Scotsburn bushfire on 19 December 2015.

Case schedule

The proceeding is listed  to commence trial on 2 March 2020.

The proceeding is listed for judicial mediation on 11 November 2019 and directions before Judicial Registrar Clayton at 9:30am on 21 November 2019.

Settlement application

On 28 August 2019, the plaintiff applied for approval from the court for a settlement between the plaintiff and the second defendant . This application is listed before the Honourable Justice Forbes on 1 November 2019 at 10.30am.

For further information, a copy of the notice of proposed settlement is available below.

The Supreme Court Daily List should be referred to from 4pm the day prior to confirm hearing times and courtroom venues.

Pleadings and notices
  • 11/10/2019
    Scotsburn amended defence and counterclaim of the third party
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  • 11/10/2019
    Scotsburn reply and defence of the plaintiff
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  • 11/10/2019
    Scotsburn defence and counterclaim of fourth defendant
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  • 05/09/2019
    Scotsburn Notice of Proposed Settlement
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  • 18/06/2019
    Scotsburn amended third party notice of the fourth defendant
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  • 13/05/2019
    Defence to Third Party Notice
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  • 13/05/2019
    Third Party Notice
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  • 26/11/2018
    Amended reply and defence to defence and counterclaim of the third defendant filed 26 november 2018
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  • 11/10/2018
    Defence of the fourth defendant filed 11 October 2018
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  • 24/07/2018
    SCOTSBURN BUSHFIRE Defence of the Third Defendant
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  • 16/05/2018
    SCOTSBURN BUSHFIRE Third Amended Writ
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  • 15/05/2018
    SCOTSBURN BUSHFIRE Third Amended Writ
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  • 09/08/2017
    SCOTSBURN BUSHFIRE Reply to Defence & Counterclaim of 3RD defendant
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  • 19/07/2017
    SCOTSBURN BUSHFIRE Defence of the 2ND Defendant
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  • 07/07/2017
    SCOTSBURN BUSHFIRE Defence and Counterclaim of the 3RD Defendant
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  • 29/05/2017
    SCOTSBURN BUSHFIRE Amended Writ & Statement of Claim
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  • 01/05/2017
    SCOTSBURN BUSHFIRE Amended Writ
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  • 08/12/2016
    Scotsburn bushfire class action - Writ
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