Bankrupt PG&E Trial With Elderly Fire Victims Gets 2020 Start

Law360 (September 16, 2019, 10:54 PM EDT) -- A San Francisco jury must determine whether Pacific Gas and Electric Co.'s equipment sparked the 2017 Tubbs Fire and any additional damages, said a California judge Monday tasked with moving elderly victims' lawsuits along at breakneck speed to meet a June 30 deadline for PG&E to emerge from bankruptcy.

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Teri Jackson got the show on the road, granting a motion seeking preference due to illness for certain elderly wildfire victims. She set a trial date for Jan. 7, 2020, just five months before the utility must get its bankruptcy plan confirmed if it is going to...

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