Woolsey Fire Suit Bounced Back To Calif. State Court

Law360 (August 19, 2019, 6:48 PM EDT) -- Southern California residents and business owners who suffered property damage and losses as a result of the Woolsey Fire last year can pursue their negligence case against the Boeing Co. and Southern California Edison Co. in state court, a California federal judge ruled on Friday.

U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald said Boeing had made a procedural mistake that doomed its bid to remove the case to the federal level.

The group of more than 100 property owners filed an amended complaint in state court claiming the companies failed to prevent the fire, but Boeing sought removal of the original complaint,...

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