Supreme Court

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Completed Class Action Cases


COMPLETED ​CLASS ACTION PARTICULARS
Australian Executor Trustees Class Action
Carnival Cruise Class Action
Christmas Island Sinking SIEV22 Class Action
Currandooley Bushfire Class Action
Dumping of Harmful Fill Class Action
Fairbridge ​Farm Class Action​
False Imprisonment of Young People Class Action
​Famularo Advice Class Action
Lang Centre Trust Class Action 
Mount Victoria Bushfire Class Action
Quakers Hill Nursing Home Class Action
Rolls Royce Aircraft Engine Class Action
St George Bank Employee Bonus Class Action​
​Springwood Bushfire Class Action​​
​Walla Walla Rubbish Tip Fire Class Action
Winmalee/Springwood Bushfire Class Action
Wollongong/Cash AFX-Payday Loans Class Action​


Australian Executor Trustees Class Action

​​CLASS ACTIONS PARTICULARS
​Parties: 
  1. Smith v Australian Executor Trustees Ltd
  2. Creighton ​v Australian Executor Trustees Ltd
Proceedings Numbers: 
  1. ​​​2015/171592​
  2. 2015/306222


Carnival Cruise Action

​​CLASS ACTION PARTICULARS
​Parties: De Jong v Carnival PLC
Proceedings Number: 2015/254964​
DOCUMENT​​ ​FILED
​​Statement of Claim
​31/08/15
​Defence​23/12/15
Notice of Motion for Security for Costs​ (Judgment Reserved)​29/01/16
​​Opt Out Notices​ as at 09.06.16​​​N/A


Christmas Island Sinking of SIEV221 Class Action

                 
CLASS ACTION PARTICULARS
Parties: Median Nazar Ibrahimi v Co​​mmonwealth of Australia
Proceedings Number: 2013/377410
​DOCUME​NTFILED
Statement of Claim​16/12/13
Public Notice (English/Arabic/Farsi)
Amended Statement of Claim​15/09/14
Opt Out Notice
Defence​19/09/14
Further Amended Statement of Claim​15/05/15
Defence to Further Amended Statement of Claim​26/06/15


Currandooley Bushfire Class Action

​​CLASS ACTION PARTICULARS
​Parties: Kuhn v Infigen Energy Ltd
Proceedings Number: 2017/131194​

DOCUMENT​​​FILED
​​Statement of Claim
​02/02/17
Amended Statement of Claim
​June 2017
​Opt Out Notice
​June 2017
Public Notice
​June 2017
Further Amended Statement of Claim
​18/06/18
​Legal Notice - Notice of Proposed Settlement
​12/11/18
Notice of Proposed Settlement
​12/11/18
​Hoeben CJ at CL made the following orders:

I approve the settlement and make the orders in the proposed Short Minutes of Order:
1. Pursuant to s 183 of the Civil Procedure Act and/or ss 7 and 8(1)(a) of the Court Suppression and Non Publication Orders Act 2010, until further order, in order to prevent prejudice to the proper administration of justice, the Court orders that:
a) the copy of the Deed of Settlement produced at pages 7-21 of the Confidential Exhibit BFP 1 to the affidavit of Brendan Francis Pendergast sworn 9 November 2018 (Deed of Settlement); and
b) the Confidential Affidavit of Brendan Francis Pendergast sworn 30 November 2018 and exhibits (collectively, the Confidential Documents) are not to be disclosed to any person or entity except to the plaintiffs and their legal representatives.
2. I grant leave to the plaintiffs to rely upon the Confidential Documents without service upon the defendant or other interested parties. 
3. Pursuant to s 173 of the Act, the settlement of this proceeding is approved on the terms set out in: 
a) the Deed of Settlement; and
b) the Settlement Distribution Scheme produced at pages 73-86 of the "Confidential Exhibit BFP 2" to the affidavit of Brendan Francis Pendergast sworn 30 November 2018 (otherwise known as the Scheme). 
4. Pursuant to s 183 of the Act, the plaintiffs are authorised, nunc pro tunc, to enter into the Deed of Settlement and to give effect to the settlement and all transactions contemplated by it for and on behalf of group members.
5. All existing costs orders in the proceedings are vacated. 
6. The proceedings are dismissed with no order as to costs. 
7. Pursuant to s 179 of the Act, the persons affected and bound by orders 3-6 are the plaintiffs, group members (other than those who have opted out), and the defendant. 
8. Within 14 days of the Administrator of the Scheme distributing from Maddens' trust account the final balance of compensation entitlements to group members, the plaintiffs by their solicitors are to file and serve an affidavit as to the completion of the claims assessment procedure set out in the scheme.
9. Pursuant to ss 173 and/or 183 of the Act, alternatively in the inherent jurisdiction of the Court, the amount detailed in the Independent Costs Report of Graeme Arnold produced at pages 5-38 of the "Confidential Exhibit BFP 2" to the affidavit of Brendan Francis Pendergast sworn 30 November 2018 is approved towards payment of the plaintiffs' costs and disbursements incurred to date and anticipated costs and disbursements associated with the administration of the Scheme.
10. The legal costs approved at order 9 are to be paid from the Settlement Sum (as defined in clause 1 of the Deed of Settlement) to Maddens Lawyers within 28 days from the date of these orders.
11. I grant liberty to the parties to apply on seven days' notice.
​10/12/18


Dumping of Harmful Fill Class Action

​CLASS ACTION PARTICULARS
King v Liverpool City Council
Proceedings Number:​ 2016/169197
​DOCUMENT​​​​​FILED
​Statement of Claim​02/06/16
Further Amended Statement of Claim
13/02/17
Defence to Further Amended Statement of Claim
10/03/17
​Orders - Notice of Proposed Settlement
​15/06/18

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Fairbridge Farm Class Action​

​​CLASS ACTION PARTICULARS
​Parties: Giles & Anor v Commonwealth of Australia & Ors
Proceedings Number: 2009/329777​​
DOCUMENT​ ​FILED
Second Amended Statement of Claim​06/06/12
Defence of The State of NSW​31/08/12
Defence of the Commonwealth of Australia​20/09/12
Defence of The Fairbridge Foundation0​9/10/12
Judgment - Giles v Commonwealth of Australia [2014] NSWSC 83​22/02/14
Court Orders - 11 April 2014​11/04/14
Amended Defence of The Fairbridge Foundation​14/04/14
Public Notice
Opt Out Notice
Consent orders​26/06/15
Notice of Proposed Settlement​26/06/15

 

False Imprisonment of Young People Class Action​

​CLASS ACTION PARTICULARS
Parties: Amom v State of New South ​​Wales
Proceedings Number: 2011/187125
​DOCUMENT​ ​FILED
Public Notice
Opt Out Notice
​Konneh v State of NSW (No.2)​19/04/13
Konneh v State of NSW (No.3)​27/09/13
Third Further Amended Statement of Claim​30/07/14
Defence to Third Further Amended Statement of Claim​28/08/14
Orders​12/09/14
Short Minutes of Order​02/03/16
Orders - Justice Garling​01/11/16


Famularo Advice Class Action


​CLASS ACTION PARTICULARS
Parties: O'Dea v Famularo
Proceedings Number: 2016/35575
 
​DOCUMENT​​​DATE
Short Minutes of Order
​01/03/18
Final Settlement Orders
​24/07/19


Lang Centre Trust Class Action​

​CLASS ACTION PARTICULARS
Parties: Waimoana v Centuria
Proceedings Number: 2015/326423
 


Quakers Hill Nursing Home Class Action

​​CLASS ACTION PARTICULARS
​Parties: Joe Cachia v DPG Services Pty Ltd
Proceedings Number: 2018/68746​

DOCUMENT​​​FILED
​​Amended Statement of Claim​
​14/05/18
Notice of Proposed Settlement
12/04/19
Judgment/Final Orders
​14/06/19


Rolls Royce Aircraft Engine Class Action

​​CLASS ACTION PARTICULARS
​Parties: Lam v Rolls Royce
Proceedings Number: 2013/37342​
​The defendant has admitted a breach of duty of care and the parties have been mediating individual settlements. Of the remaining 152 group members 138 have settled and 14 remain. The 14 remaining are to be further mediated.


St George Bank Employee Bonus Class Action​

​CLASS ACTION PARTICULARS
Neil Younger  & Ors. v Westpac Banking Corporation ACN 007 457 141
Proceedings Number:​ 2014/335469
​DOCUMENT​​​​ ​FILED
Statement of Claim​14/11/14
Defence​16/04/15
​Amended Statement of Claim​13/05/15
Amended Defence​25/05/15
​Defence to Further Amended Statement of Claim​26/06/15
Further Amended Statement of Claim
Reply
​Orders​07/08/15
​Public Notice​​
​Second Further Amended Defence to the Second Further Amended Statement of claim​18/01/16

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Springwood Bushfire Class Action​​

CLASS ACTION PARTICULARS
​Parties: More and More v Endeavour Energy (ABN 59 253 130 878)
Proceedings Number: 2014/313883
DOCUMENT​​ ​FILED
Statement of Claim​27/10/14
Amended Statement of Claim​28/11/14
Defence​19/12/14
First Cross-Claim Statement of Cross-Claim​02/04/15
Defence to Further Amended Statement of Claim​16/04/15
​Defence​22/12/15
Third Cross Claim Defence​29/01/16

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Walla Walla Rubbish Tip Fire Class Action  

​​CLASS ACTION PARTICULARS
​Parties: Weber v Greater Hume Shire Council
Proceedings Number: 2015/368036
​​DOCUMENT​​FILED
​​Statement​ of Claim​​15/12/15
Opt Out Notice​N/A
Amended Statement of Claim​18/04/16
Defence to Amended Statement of Claim​12/05/16
Amended Defence to Amended Statement of Claim​10/06/16
Further Amended Statement of Claim​04/04/17

 

Winmalee/Springwood Bushfire Class Action

CLASS ACTION PARTICULARS
Parties: Sean Johnston v Endeavour Energy (ABN 59 253 130 878)
Proceedings Number: 2014/​148790

​​DOCUMENT​​FILED
Statement of Claim​16/05/14
Amended Statement of Claim​04/07/14
Amended Statement of Claim​25/07/14
Defence​29/07/14
Public Notice
Orders​29/08/14
Further Amended Statement of Claim​07/10/14
Opt Out Notice
Defence to Futher Amended Statement of Claim​31/10/14
Second Further Amended Statement of Claim​06/03/15
First Cross-Claim Statement of Cross-Claim​02/04/15
Defence to Cross-Claim​19/06/15
Defence​19/06/15
Third Further Amended Statement of Claim​10/09/15
Defence to Third Further Amended Statement of Claim​27/11/15
​Defence​22/12/15
Third Cross Claim Defence​29/01/16
Notice of Settlement​09/03/16
​Fourth Further Amended Statement of Claim​17/03/16
​Notice of Proposed Settlement​18/07/16
​​Notice of Settlement​26/09/16

 

Wollongong/Cash-AFX Payday Loans Class Action​

CLASS ACTION PARTICULARS
Parties: Navrozoglou v ICM Group Finance Pty Ltd
Proceedings Number: 2015/62086

​​DOCUMENT​​ ​FILED
​Deed of Settlement and Release
Statement of Claim27/02/15
Defence​05/05/15​