CaseyGerry has filed a lawsuit in Butte County Superior Court on behalf of families injured and impacted by the November 2018 wildfire. The suit alleges that the fire began with a malfunctioning high-voltage power line, one that Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) knew about and failed to repair.
“Our investigation has revealed that PG&E knew about the high fire risk of danger on Nov. 8 and yet they failed to safely maintain its equipment causing tragic deaths and loss of homes,” CaseyGerry attorney Angela Jae Chun told The Mercury News.
The lawsuit, which CaseyGerry filed with co-counsel Thomas Tosdal and Michael Feinberg on behalf of 35 families, claims that the utility company was notified about sparks falling from power lines in Paradise over the course of two years. PG&E reportedly said it would repair the line on November 7, but the company failed to do so. Tragically, the fire started on November 8 and rapidly spread throughout Paradise and elsewhere in Butte County.
The legal team has coordinated as the Paradise Power Line Fire Attorneys and has developed a website of resources for the victims of the fire.
Below are several recent news stories about the Camp Fire and the lawsuit that CaseyGerry has filed against PG&E.
Butte County: 35 families sue PG&E for Camp Fire losses
The Mercury News
Paradise families sue PG&E over Camp Fire destruction
The San Francisco Chronicle
New lawsuit filed against PG&E by 35 families who lost their homes in the Camp Fire
Redding Record Searchlight
CaseyGerry also filed separate lawsuits on behalf of others affected by the 2018 Camp Fire. The firm filed a complaint on behalf of Retired Police Chief Kirk Trostle, who serves as police chief of Oroville and Chico, and his wife. To view the complaint, click here.
The legal team continues to speak with more families about holding PG&E accountable for their losses. We welcome you to contact our firm if you were impacted by the wildfire.