Lawyers representing wildfire victims with claims against PG&E are gearing up for a big fight in bankruptcy court, though not all of them agree on the best strategies going forward.
PG&E Corp., the San Francisco-based utility, announced last week that it plans to file for Chapter 11 reorganization on Jan. 29, citing potentially more than $30 billion in legal liabilities associated with deadly wildfires in Northern California in 2017 and 2018. The most recent of those, the Camp Fire, killed 86 people and destroyed more than 18,000 properties, according to PG&E’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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