$20M Closes PG&E's 'Erin Brockovich' Chapter

Law360, New York (April 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- PG&E Corp. has reportedly settled the last in a string of lawsuits accusing the power company of poisoning the water in a California region, agreeing to fork over $20 million to close the chapter on an dark era made famous by the movie "Erin Brockovich."

Last week, the San Francisco-based company brokered a deal to resolve more than 100 claims from California residents who purportedly drank tainted water that contained chromium 6, a likely carcinogen.

For years, PG&E has been buried under an avalanche of litigation...
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