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Written by Robin Shute, Aisha Lala and Rasha Rushdy on February 20th, 2019

Bushfire Class Action Summarily Dismissed by Victorian Court

In Block v Powercore, The Victorian Supreme Court of Australia summarily dismissed the lead Plaintiff’s claims for breach of statutory duty, negligence and nuisance in a bushfire class action against a Victorian electricity distributor. 

In this article Wotton + Kearney attorneys, who acted on behalf of the successful party, share their perspectives on this noteworthy decision and its reinforcement that no general duty of care arises if that duty cuts across clear statutory responsibilities or functions. 

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