Michael Karl Schmid has brought a group proceeding (class action) on behalf of persons who suffered injury, damage or loss as a result of the Scotsburn bushfire on 19 December 2015.
On 28 August 2019 and 6 February 2020, the plaintiff applied for approval from the court for settlements between the plaintiff and defendants. The applications are listed before the Honourable Justice Forbes on 21 July 2020 at 10.30am.
Notice of proposed settlement
On 24 April 2020, the Court approved a Notice of Proposed Settlement to be sent to group members. Group members should read the notice carefully as the matters set out in the notice may affect their legal rights.
The notice requires that group members who wish to partake in the proposed settlement, if approved by the court, must provide a claimant registration notice by 20 May 2020.
The notice also requires that any group member who wishes to object to the settlement must provide a notice of objection to proposed settlement by 20 May 2020.
A copy of the notice of proposed settlement is available below.