The Center for Disability Access, the civil rights division of the Potter Handy, LLP law firm, has argued—or will argue—a half dozen cases before the Ninth Circuit in the year 2020. Needless to say, it is a momentous year with a number of potential game-changing decisions within the world of disability civil rights. One decision with significant ramifications was… Continue Reading..
The tens of thousands of California residents harmed by last year’s devastating wildfires are getting more time to file for compensation from the utility company blamed for the blazes. After drawing criticism for the many fire victims who had not filed claims by last week’s deadline, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) has agreed to a two-month extension. Lawyers for the… Continue Reading..
Thousands Of Camp Fire Victims Resist Filing Claims For Large Cash Settlements PG&E has been found to be at fault for the Camp Fire, which means that thousands of victims are able to collect large cash settlements. Victims must file a claim in order to be eligible for compensation. Call Now 530-212-7582 *Deadline to file a court claim may be… Continue Reading..
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) announced that it has reached an $11 billion settlement with insurance firms on claims arising from the disastrous 2017 fire in northern California and 2018 Camp Fire. The company’s statement on Friday stated that there is an arrangement “in principle with entities representing approximately 85 percent of insurance subrogation claims for an $11 billion settlement… Continue Reading..
Governor reclassifies Paradise a “rural area” after Camp Fire Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that California will now classify the town of Paradise, which was mainly destroyed by the PG&E-sparked Camp Fire in 2018, as a rural area after the city’s population fell to less than 10% of its pre-fire population. The move is part of a bid to restore Paradise.… Continue Reading..
An important legal notice impacting victims of wildfires caused by Pacific Gas & Electric is starting to arrive in the mailboxes across Northern California. “You have received this mailing because PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company have reached the next step in their Chapter 11 Cases: the setting of the ‘Bar Date,'” read the opening line of the… Continue Reading..
In Sonoma County, PG&E identified 49 unsafe issues with its energy lines and other electrical machinery and finished the repair process on all but one problem area. The safety deficiencies — including burned or rotted energy poles, damaged conductors, and overgrown vegetation — were recognized in a system-wide inspection that began in December, with unprecedented scope for the biggest utility… Continue Reading..
Uber Lawsuit California Uber Driver Misclassification Class Action Settlement A $20 million settlement has been reached to resolve claims that Uber misclassifies their California drivers as independent contractors. The settlement will benefit individuals who were Uber drivers in California between Aug. 16, 2009 and Feb. 28, 2019, and who are not bound by Uber’s arbitration clause. The arbitration clause may… Continue Reading..
Lyft stumbled Monday following the news of a class-action lawsuit claiming it misled investors in its filing to go public. Shares dipped as much as 3.6% Monday before turning positive later in the day. The stock ended trading up 1.6%. The lawsuit is the latest in the ride-hailing company’s rocky first couple of months on the public market. Its stock… Continue Reading..
In 2017 PG&E identified parts that needed a repair on its transmission lines to prevent structure failure, and dozens of steel towers needed to be replaced because they were still being used beyond their life expectancy. In November of 2018, the failure of a century-old transmission line owned by PG&E sparked the massive wildfire known as the Camp Fire. The… Continue Reading..