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Napa County Joins Growing List of Counties Suing PG&E

Napa County Board of Supervisors voted in a closed session on December 19, 2017 to file suit and start litigation against an unnamed party.  The County has now identified Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) as the defendant to be named in its suit. Napa County joins Sonoma, Lake, and Mendocino counties in announcing a lawsuit against PG&E for its… Read More

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Fire Investigators: PG&E Equipment Started Two Fires in Santa Rosa

The first public reports from Santa Rosa city fire investigators have been released and the evidence points to PG&E equipment.  The two fires in question began on October 8th and October 9th, 2017. The fires destroyed several buildings including multiple homes, and the Santa Rosa Fire Department determined the cause was arcing PG&E power lines setting… Read More

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Insurers Remove Red Tape for Wildfire Victims

Insurance companies have responded to a formal notice issued by California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones requesting they remove itemization requirements for those that lost their home. The notice requested insurance companies pay the full amount of the personal property coverage, without making those who lost everything itemize and submit documents on every possession. Insurers covering… Read More

California North Bay Fire Cases Coordinated in San Francisco

January 4th, 2018 – The Honorable Curits E.A. Karnow, Superior Court Judge for the County of San Francisco, ordered that the North Bay wildfire cases be coordinated together.  This will include cases filed by Levin Simes on behalf of victims affected by the Northern California wildfires. What are the advantages of having the cases coordinated in… Read More

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2017: The Year of California Wildfire

According to data collected by The Washington Post, California experienced 9,000 wildfires and millions of burned acres in 2017. The fires destroyed nearly 11,000 structures and killed 46 people. The Thomas Fire in Southern California – now considered the largest fire in the state’s history – has still not been fully contained. California spent 2017 emerging… Read More