PG&E Pleas Guilty To Involuntary Manslaughter, Which Could Pressure So Cal Edison To Settle With Malibu Victims
Written by 991KBU on March 23, 2020
News this morning from Northern California that will have an impact in Malibu.
Pacific Gas & Electric announced this morning that it had agreed to plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter in connection with the Camp Fire.
That was the fire that took out Paradise … and killed 85 people the same day that malibu ignited … 501 days ago.
PG&E power lines caused the fire, which in 2018 engulfed the town of Paradise and led to the deaths of 85 people.
PG&E faces 13-1/2 billion of dollars in wildfire claims.
The northern California company has been in bankruptcy reorganization.
The agreement to plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter by P G and E follows the announcement on Friday that Gov. Gavin Newsom was willing to approve PG&E’s plan to emerge from bankruptcy.
And all this adds pressure on Southern California Edison… which admits that one the same day … Southern California Edison lines ignited near the San Fernando Valley … burning Malibu and killing three here.
Edison … also has billions in liability.
There was 1 point 6 billion dollars of damage to Malibu alone.
Edison has already paid out settlements to the City of Malibu and other government agencies.
Negotiaitons betwen Edison and Malibu litigants have broken down … due to the coronavirus disrupting business.
Does the P G and E guilty plea to involuntary manslaughter mean anything for Malibu fire victims???