Property owners seek damages from PG&E over Camp Fire

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 5, 2018

OROVILLE – Seven individuals have filed suit against PG&E Corp. over damages allegedly sustained as a result of the Camp Fire.

Holly Dalton; Stephanie A. McCoy; Thomas O. McCoy; Sharalyn Dee Armstrong; Gary and Sharon Brown; and Megan Brown filed a complaint on Nov. 16 in the Butte Superior Court against PG&E Corp., Pacific Gas & Electrical Co., and Does 1-20 alleging negligence, public nuisance and other counts

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs lost or sustained damages to their properties because of the Camp Fire. They allege the defendants failure to maintain safe infrastructure caused the wildfire.

As a result, the plaintiffs allege they suffered property damages, disruption to their homes, businesses, lives and livelihoods. 

The plaintiffs hold PG&E Corp., Pacific Gas & Electrical Co. and Does 1-20 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to conduct reasonably prompt, proper and frequent inspections of the electrical transmission lines, wires and associated equipment; failed to keep equipment in a safe condition at all times to prevent fires; and failed to keep vegetation at a safe distance to avoid contact with power lines.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment for general damages, costs of suit, prejudgment interest, and any further relief as the court may deem just and proper. They are represented by John R. Garner and Maria E. Minney of Garner & Associates in Willows and by Ivy T. Ngo and James P. Rudolph of Franklin D. Azar & Associates in Aurora, Colorado.

Butte Superior Court case number 18CV03753

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