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California Wildfires Victims Closer To Receiving Aid

This week, a California court appointed Alternative Dispute Resolution specialist, Cathy Yanni, as administrator of the Wildfire Assistance Program. In this role, Yanni will develop eligibility requirements and application procedures for the distribution of the $105 million Wildfire Assistance Fund. Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), whose faulty equipment was recently reported to have started the deadly Camp Fire, will provide the funds to help the communities and individuals recover from this tragedy. The raging fire decimated thousands of homes and businesses, displacing residents and causing unsafe after-effects such as water contamination. 

If you and your family suffered damages during the Camp Fire, please contact one of our attorneys today at (866) 265-0874 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim. We offer free consultations.

PG&E Plans to Create $11 Billion Fund to Settle Wildfire Claims

Just weeks after Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) had their $105 million assistance fund approved by the bankruptcy court to assist wildfire victims, the California utility company now plans to pool together $11 billion to settle claims from those affected from the fires. The wildfires that broke out in November 2018 in Paradise, CA and surrounding areas amounted to the deadliest in the state’s history—displacing thousands of families, taking 85 lives, and causing unsafe after-effects such as drinking water contamination. PG&E, the utility giant concluded to be responsible for the blaze according to officials, is planning to set up a financial vehicle that would redirect $400 million a year in earnings to establish a pool of $8 billion to settle 2017 and 2018 wildfire claims, plus an additional $3 billion earmarked for future claims. Importantly, the plan would not rely on assistance from the state, taxpayers, or PG&E customers.

 

If you and your family suffered damages during the Camp Fire, please contact one of our attorneys today at (866) 265-0874 for a free, confidential evaluation of your potential claim.

PG&E’s $105 Million Wildfire Assistance Fund Proposal Gets Green Light

PG&E’s proposed $105 million wildfire assistance fund was approved by the bankruptcy court this week. The fund will help the victims of the November 2018 Camp Fire (which was recently reported to have been started by faulty PG&E equipment) that decimated thousands of homes and took 85 lives in the Paradise, CA area. In January 2019, PG&E sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the wake of the fire, as it faces an estimated $30 billion in liabilities. The bankruptcy court judge said he wants to see PG&E’s proposed fund up and running as quickly as possible, and he expects details about eligibility and applications will be made available over the coming weeks.

If you and your family suffered damages during the Camp Fire, please contact one of our attorneys today at (866) 265-0874 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim. We offer free consultations.

BREAKING NEWS: CAL FIRE Concludes Camp Fire Caused by PG&E

On May 15, 2019, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) declared that the devastating November 2018 Camp Fire, which decimated thousands of structures and took 85 lives, was indeed started by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) electrical transmission lines. The CAL FIRE report included details of two PG&E transmission lines that were knocked down, igniting the blaze. The utility company, which is currently going through federal bankruptcy, had set aside a $105 million relief fund for survivors (subject to approval by the bankruptcy court), but questions remain about PG&E’s role in the aftermath of the fire, including cleanup and additional financial assistance to fire victims.

If you or your family suffered losses during the Camp Fire, you may have a claim to recover compensation. Please contact us at (866) 265-0874 for a free consultation.

First Taxotere Bellwether Trial Slated to Begin September 2019

The first bellwether trial in the Taxotere litigation has been scheduled for September 2019—just one of more than 12,000 liability lawsuits claiming that the chemotherapy drug’s manufacturer, Sanofi-Aventis, failed to adequately warn patients that permanent hair loss may result from taking the drug. U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo in the Eastern District of Louisiana is presiding over the lawsuits, and this bellwether trial may help assess how juries will respond to evidence presented in the thousands of other lawsuits concerning Taxotere.

If you or a loved one were prescribed Taxotere for the treatment of breast cancer and suffered permanent hair loss, please contact us by calling (888) 984-7988 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim.

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