December 12, 2018- A class action lawsuit has been filed against Pacific Gas & Electric Company (“PG&E”) for allegedly causing the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in modern California history, which razed more than 150,000 acres across parts of Butte and Plumas counties, destroying homes, businesses, and lives.
PG&E sued for camp fire losses
With PG&E being the leading supplier of electricity in Northern California, the company had a duty to safely design, operate, and maintain its electrical systems. The lawsuit alleges that The Camp Fire was caused by unsafe electrical infrastructure owned, operated, and (improperly) maintained by PG&E.
It was further alleged that long before the Camp Fire began, PG&E knew that its aging infrastructure, inadequate maintenance, and deficient risk management practices posed a serious threat of wildfires in the region. However, the company failed to take the necessary steps to update its obsolete system and/or mitigate the risks it posed.
Plaintiffs bring this action on behalf of all individuals residing in California who, as of November 8, 2018, lived in, worked in, were offered and accepted work in, or owned or leased real or personal property located within the California counties of Butte and Plumas (the “Fire Area”). PG&E has caused Plaintiffs and Class members to suffer devastating property damage, economic losses, and disruption to their homes, businesses, livelihoods, and wellbeing.
If you or someone you know has been affected by The Camp Fire, please contact us. All consultations are free of charge. You may be eligible to be included in a Class Action Lawsuit.
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