With the announcement of a $13.5 billion settlement with Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), relief may be on the way for residents and business owners displaced by the relentless Camp Fire that blazed through Butte County, California. However, the settlement still must be approved by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali, overseeing the PG&E bankruptcy case, as well as California Governor Gavin Newsom. Governor Newsom must decide if the agreement PG&E reached with fire victim attorneys complies with new state wildfire law AB1054, which the governor backed, that creates a fund that PG&E could access to protect it from future fire costs as long as it resolves its bankruptcy by June 30, 2020.
If you or your family suffered damages during the Camp Fire, you only have until 5pm on December 31, 2019 to file for compensation from PG&E. Don’t wait until the deadline to file your claim. Contact one of our attorneys today at (866) 265-0874 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim. We offer free consultations.