George Mitchell, DLA Piper To Mediate PG&E Explosion Talks

Law360, New York (October 16, 2012, 2:27 PM EDT) -- Famed negotiator and former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell and other DLA Piper attorneys have been hired to mediate settlement discussions between the California Public Utilities Commission and Pacific Gas and Electric Co. over the deadly 2010 explosion of a high-pressure natural gas pipeline, the commission said Monday.

The utility faces hundreds of millions in fines stemming from the September 2010 PG&E pipeline rupture in San Bruno, Calif., which released 47.6 million standard cubic feet of natural gas and caused a fire that killed eight, injured 58...
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