PG&E Seeks To Undo San Bruno Blast Conviction

By Jody Godoy (August 17, 2016, 6:12 PM EDT) -- Pacific Gas & Electric Co. urged a California federal judge on Tuesday to toss a jury verdict reached a week earlier convicting the company of criminal safety violations that led to a deadly gas line explosion in San Bruno.

On Aug. 9, the jury convicted PG&E of six criminal counts and cleared the company of six others related to the 2010 explosion that killed eight, injured 58 and damaged 108 homes. But PG&E argued on Tuesday that the government had failed to prove its case.

Instead, the government had "urged the jury to convict on novel legal theories in the face...

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