PG&E, Contractors Pay $30M To Douse Forest Fire Suits

Law360, New York (March 15, 2012, 7:33 PM EDT) -- Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and two of its contractors have agreed to pay the U.S. government a total of $29.5 million to settle allegations that its negligence in tree trimming caused two 2004 forest fires on California federal land, U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner announced Thursday.

The fires, known as the Freds Fire and Sims Fire, burned a total of 7,600 acres of national forest land, officials said.

In one case, Davis Tree Surgery Co. will pay $12 million to settle a suit alleging the Freds...
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Case Title

United States of America v. Pacific Gas and Electric Company


Case Number

2:09-cv-02877

Court

California Eastern

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Other Statutory Actions

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Garland E. Burrell, Jr

Date Filed

October 15, 2009


Case Title

USA v. Pacific Gas and Electric Company et al


Case Number

2:09-cv-02868

Court

California Eastern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions

Judge

John A. Mendez

Date Filed

October 14, 2009

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