Live Oak, Paradise property owners seek damages for Camp Fire losses

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 8, 2019

OROVILLE – Individuals who own property in Live Oak and Paradise are seeking damages for their losses as a result of the Camp Fire.

Christopher Crabtree, et al. filed a complaint on Dec. 7 in the Butte County Superior Court against PG&E Corp., Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and Does 1-100 alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they suffered varying types of injuries, damages and/or losses because of the Camp Fire in 2018. The plaintiffs allege the fire was started when electrical infrastructure owned by the defendants and/or sparks from it came into contact with vegetation.

The plaintiffs hold PG&E Corp., Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and Does 1-100 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to conduct reasonably proper, prompt and frequent inspection of the electrical transmission lines and failed to keep equipment in a safe conditional at all times to prevent fires.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendants for damages, attorney’s fees, expert fees, consultant fees, litigation costs and expenses, treble and punitive damages, costs of suit, interest, general damages, and further relief as the court shall deem proper. They are represented by C. Brooks Cutter, John G. Roussas and Matthew M. Breining of Cutter Law Firm in Sacramento.

Butte County Superior Court case number 18-CV-03970

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