According to a Wall Street Journal article published on July 10, 2019, PG&E knew for years that its transmission system needed repairs but kept delaying. Worse, many of these repairs are still needed today.
The Butte County Grand Jury has released its 2018-2019 Annual Report and it has a huge focus on wildfire safety. The report examines the “lessons learned” from the 2018 Camp Fire, and provides a list of recommendations to improve evacuation plans and emergency communication systems in the County.
CHICO, CA – Danko Meredith, Gibbs Law Group, and Corey, Luzaich, de Ghetaldi & Riddle, a coalition of law firms known as Northern California Fire Lawyers, want to alert those affected by the 2018 Camp Fire that the Court set an important deadline today for the filing of potential legal claims against PG&E: all victims and survivors of PG&E-caused fires must file their claim papers with the bankruptcy court by October 21, 2019. Those affected by the Camp Fire who do not file claims against PG&E by the deadline will not be able to recover money for injuries, evacuations, lost homes or businesses that occurred as a result of the region’s November 2018 wildfires.
Victims of the 2018 Camp Fire and other California wildfires now must file a claim with the court by October 21st, 2019 in order to be eligible for recovery. Camp Fire Attorney Mike Danko argued against this October deadline because he believes it often takes a year for fire victims to file a claim.