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Nearly ten years after the bushfires the lawyers fall silent

By 20 September 2012 5

The ABC reports that the 2003 bushfires judgment Chief Justice Higgins has been working on for the last year will no longer be needed as the plaintiffs have reached a settlement with the ACT Government.

Chief Justice Terence Higgins reserved his judgment last November, saying he would make no promise about when he would deliver his decision.

Now the law firm Stacks, which represents about 100 plaintiffs, has settled with the ACT and NSW governments.

The settlement payments are currently confidential.

That means the ACT Government is no longer involved in the long-running legal case.

Claims against the NSW Government, however, go on.

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5 Responses to Nearly ten years after the bushfires the lawyers fall silent
#1
Spykler11:02 pm, 20 Sep 12

That means the ACT Government is no longer involved in the long-running legal case.

Finally……

#2
bundah8:43 am, 21 Sep 12

No tell me it’s not true coz i was so looking forward to Tezza’s judgement!

#3
p110:54 am, 21 Sep 12

So, I wonder how much we settled for?

#4
cranky11:17 am, 21 Sep 12

If, as has been reported, it is correct that not a penny of compensation will have to come from the ACT Gov coffers, why has the Gov spent gazzilions on soliciters to fight the claims?

Why was this whole seedy mess not resolved donkeys years ago?

The losers are the unfortunate claiments, their compo savaged by soliciters fees.

#5
Truthiness11:25 am, 21 Sep 12

After ten years I’d settle for simply not having to deal with lawyers any more.

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