SCE, Calif. County Extinguish Fire Suit For $9.6M

Law360, Los Angeles (September 23, 2011, 5:15 PM EDT) -- Southern California Edison Co. and the county of San Bernardino, Calif., have paid $9.6 million to settle the U.S. Forest Service's suit over costs associated with fighting the 2007 Grass Valley Fire, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday.

The wildfire, which scorched approximately 850 acres of the San Bernardino National Forest, was sparked when a pine tree on a county controlled right-of-way fell directly onto six SCE power lines. The downed lines allegedly caused a power surge that overheated equipment on a nearby power pole,...
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Case Information

Case Title

United States of America v. Southern California Edison Company et al

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Valerie Baker Fairbank

Date Filed

April 14, 2009


Government Agencies

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