The judge for PG&E’s restructuring bankruptcy has set an October 21st deadline to file any claims against PG&E related to harm from the Camp Fire or the 2017 Northern California wildfires. All claims not filed by the deadline are forfeit.
The judge has approved an official claim form for wildfire victims. If you’re a client, we will file it for you. Don’t worry.
To see a copy of the PG&E fire claim form, click here.
There are pages on PG&E’s website that are labeled “Pacific Gas & Electric Company Claim Form” or “How to file a PG&E claim.” These are not the claim forms that need to be filed with the bankruptcy court.
This is not the PG&E bankruptcy claim form
Some people have found Prime Clerk’s website to be confusing. Please do not fill out the wrong form. There is a wildfire claim form and a standard claim form. If your claim relates to a wildfire, you should file the former, which we linked above. To see what the non-fire claim form looks like, click here. The non-fire PG&E claim form is labeled “Official Form 410.”
PG&E Settlement Claim Form
The PG&E bankruptcy claim form is not the same thing as a settlement claim form. Where there is a global or class action settlement, sometimes individuals need to fill out a claim form in order to receive monetary or other benefits under the settlement.
In contrast to a settlement claim form, which is often the end of the legal process, a bankruptcy claim form may only be the start of the legal process. When PG&E or another entity files for bankruptcy, anyone with legal claims against the company must file a proof of claim before the deadline set by the bankruptcy court. Here, the judge has set an October 21st deadline for all claims to be filed against PG&E. Once a company is in bankruptcy court, all claims not filed by the deadline are wiped out.
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