Ex-Sen., DLA Piper Pull Out Of PG&E Explosion Mediation

Law360, New York (October 26, 2012, 8:01 PM EDT) -- The California Public Utilities Commission said Friday that former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell and his firm, DLA Piper, have withdrawn from mediating settlement talks with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. over the deadly San Bruno pipeline explosion, following protests from city officials and consumer advocates.

The CPUC on Oct. 15 appointed Mitchell and DLA Piper to head up mediation to determine how much PG&E should be fined for the September 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion, which killed eight people, injured 58 others and destroyed dozens more...
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