“A San Diego law firm is suing PacifiCorp, charging the utility with wrongful death and negligence connected with the Slater Fire, even though a cause has yet to be determined. Singleton Schreiber McKenzie & Scott is representing more than 30 people, homeowners, renters and business owners, in the Happy Camp area, whose properties were damaged or destroyed by the fire.”
“I don’t know why they did not shut power off,” said attorney Gerald Singleton, who has sued utilities for devastating wildfires caused by their equipment. “They seem to be still be operating as if climate change and all these things we’re dealing with are not a reality.”
Singleton Law Firm, a leading West Coast fire litigation law firm, recently filed a lawsuit against Pacific Corp, Pacific Power for its negligence in causing the Santiam Canyon fires earlier this year. Singleton Law Firm has joined forces with Greenspoon Marder LLP, a national law firm.
“PG&E’s plan to reward thousands of employees with hundreds of millions of dollars in bonuses — floated in its bankruptcy case at a time when some wildfire victims huddle in makeshift shelters during a brutal winter — drew objections on Tuesday from the neutral trustee that is handling the firms’s insolvency proceeding.”
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