DLA Piper Urged To Quit Mediator Role In PG&E Pipeline Case

Law360, San Diego (October 24, 2012, 6:18 PM EDT) -- Two California cities and consumer advocates on Tuesday pressed former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell and DLA Piper to vacate a mediator role in settlement talks over the fatal 2010 blast of a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pipeline, claiming their representation of an insurer that may cover the utility's explosion costs constitutes a conflict of interest.

San Bruno, San Francisco, The Utility Reform Network and the Division of Ratepayer Advocates sent a letter to Mitchell and two other DLA Piper attorneys, urging them to decline to...
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