Lots More To Blame In This Class Action Lawsuit That Alleges Deadly Wildfire Caused by PGE
Attorneys representing several residents who lost everything in the tragedy said PG&E is to blame for the fire, which began Nov. 8 in Butte County. The lawsuit claims "unsafe electrical infrastructure" started the fire.
"The fire was started by unsafe PG&E equipment . . . It becomes a tragedy that could have, and should have, been avoided had PG&E done their legal duty of safely operating and maintaining their power infrastructure," said the complaint, filed in San Francisco Superior Court.
One of the plaintiffs named in the lawsuit said he feels "broken" by the utility company's alleged negligence.
These lawsuits are not going to help all the vulnerable communities that sit and wait for the next wild fire attack. We are still not prepared. There are many design flaws and plenty of blame to go around. There are much bigger design flaws that will continue to mount even greater historical losses than these dry in-fire protected power poles. Until all the design flaws and accountability is defined suing power companies does nothing to defend American Homes.