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PG&E Fire Victims Again Seek Payout Guarantee Amid Virus Tumult

Victims counting on PG&E Corp.’s bankruptcy to compensate them for their losses in California wildfires are making a last-ditch effort for court protection against gyrations in the utility’s share price in the virus-infected stock market. Lawyers for a committee representing …

Judge Refuses to Approve Fire Victims Letter Attacking PG&E

BERKELEY, Calif. — A federal judge has refused to put his stamp of approval on a letter to Northern California wildfire victims from attorneys who allege that Pacific Gas & Electric may be breaking its promises as it tries to …

PG&E Plan Has Broad Support From Fire Victims, Lawyers Say

Lawyers for more than half the wildfire victims who negotiated a $13.5 billion settlement with PG&E Corp. say their clients plan to vote overwhelmingly in favor of the bankrupt utility’s reorganization plan. The attorneys represent about 40,300 of the estimated …

PG&E Strikes Deal With FEMA Over $3.9 Billion in Fire Claims

PG&E Corp. reached a deal with the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency over $3.9 billion in relief Washington provided after the utility’s power lines sparked devastating wildfires. The settlement, which requires court approval, calls for FEMA to reduce its claim …

PG&E Settles Wildfire Claims with Insurers for $11 Billion

PG&E Corp said on Friday it has reached an $11 billion settlement to resolve most claims by insurance carriers related to 2017 and 2018 wildfires in California. It is the second major settlement of wildfire claims by PG&E, and requires …

PG&E’s Plan to Cap Fire Liabilities at $18 Billion Draws Ire

California utility giant PG&E Corp. has issued its long-awaited plan for emerging from the largest utility bankruptcy in U.S. history: Raise debt, offer equity and cap wildfire liabilities that led to its collapse at $18 billion — less than half …

PG&E Judge Demands Response to WSJ Report on Faulty Lines

PG&E Corp. was ordered by a federal judge overseeing its probation to respond to a Wall Street Journal story claiming the utility knew its power lines could cause wildfires and failed to perform upgrades. PG&E “must provide a fresh, forthright …

A Month Out From Wildfire Season and PG&E Is Behind on Tree Work

California is just one month away from the official start of wildfire season and bankrupt utility giant PG&E Corp. is running behind on inspections, repairs and tree-trimming that was ordered up to reduce the risk of another devastating blaze. PG&E, …

PG&E Gets Approval to Pay Employees $350 Million to Meet Safety Goals After Wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO — PG&E Corp can pay employees up to $350 million in bonuses this year to spur them to help meet the bankrupt California power provider’s safety goals to prevent wildfires, a judge said on Tuesday. PG&E’s management has …

Prosecutors Decline to File Criminal Charges against PG&E for Wine Country Fires

An investigation into fierce wildfires that swept Northern California’s wine country in 2017, killing 46 people, found no basis to criminally charge PG&E, the utility whose power lines helped spark the conflagration, prosecutors said on Monday. The decision, which leaves …