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Posted by: thepinetree on 02/13/2018 12:05 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 02/13/2018 12:05 PM
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Calaveras County Announces It Will Sue PG&E, Hires Major National Law Firm Baron & Budd to Represent Calaveras County Taxpayers

San Andreas, CA...On February 13, 2018, the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to retain the national law firm of Baron & Budd and the California Fire Lawyers to initiate litigation against PG&E for its role in causing the Butte Fire. The Board’s decision marks the next important step towards recovering “millions upon millions of taxpayer losses” from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (NYSE: PCG) which the County of Calaveras sustained in the destructive 2015 Butte Fire.




The County has been working with a premier team of top national experts to understand the total amount the County has suffered from this large-scale disaster. Collecting numbers and supporting data in order to determine the amount of damages from a 70,000+ acre fire is a tremendous undertaking and the County and its team has calculated the County’s damages, evaluated and has pursued various legal avenues to secure compensation from PG&E and actively participated in confidential settlement negotiations.


Early in recovery from the Butte Fire, the County announced that it had lost—and will continue to lose—tens of millions of dollars in lost taxpayer funds, damaged infrastructure, fire suppression costs, government employee overtime, emergency response and recovery efforts, injury to natural resources, and other significant losses. Since the County will forever be scarred and socially and economically damaged, the County has worked to secure fair compensation for its residents and seek reimbursement for the damage to Calaveras County and its local infrastructure from PG&E, which is responsible for this tragedy.

“The County, its residents, and the taxpayers have endured devastating losses in the wake of these fires,” said Board Chairman Gary Tofanelli, “and this legal action is an important step towards taxpayer protection and recovery, and towards helping our communities rebuild.”


The County is vigilant and working with an exceptional expert team and are determined to give the people of Calaveras the best possible chance to rebuild and recover from this devastation. It is PG&E’s responsibility to make this right.


Baron & Budd, P.C. is a national law firm, retained by public entities over 425 times for litigation and trial. The California Fire Lawyers includes multiple law firms: Baron & Budd, Singleton Law Firm, Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire, Dixon Diab & Chambers, and Terry Singleton, Esq., California Fire Lawyers has also been retained by the Counties of Sonoma and Napa for claims related to the wine county fires.


For more information, please contact Baron & Budd Shareholder John Fiske at Fiske@BaronBudd.com.


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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-02-13 12:13:55   By: Anonymous
 
Pull the plug PG&E They'll change there tune. Shi+ happens

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    Re: HAHAHAHAHAHA!
    Posted on: 2018-02-13 13:09:43   By: Anonymous
     
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! LYING, CHEATING, CROOKED HILLARY!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


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      Re: HAHAHAHAHAHA!
      Posted on: 2018-02-13 13:34:04   By: Anonymous
       
      They’ll win $100million and then, not know what happened to the disappearance of the money!!!!!

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    Re: lawsuit
    Posted on: 2018-02-13 13:37:02   By: Anonymous
     
    The lawyers will walk away with any $$, and the ratepayers will foot the bill.

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      Re: lawsuit
      Posted on: 2018-02-13 13:43:50   By: Anonymous
       
      In the picture, snapped in the darkness of a Wilton vineyard, Jack Kautz crouches behind a dead buck, smiling broadly as he holds up the animal’s head by its freakishly large set of antlers.

      It was a buck for the record books – with sprawling antlers about an arm’s width apart. If Kautz, 52, had been able to claim it as an official trophy, he could have added it to his long list of accomplishments detailed on the website of his family’s Lodi grape growing business, Ironstone Vineyards.

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        Re: lawsuit
        Posted on: 2018-02-13 14:04:49   By: Anonymous
         
        Good for him, your constant writing has made many go to his side, get over it.

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          Re: lawsuit
          Posted on: 2018-02-13 14:54:01   By: Anonymous
           
          His side?
          I don't think so
          It's people like you that make poachers think it's ok, just don't get caught.
          😤

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      Re: lawsuit
      Posted on: 2018-02-13 14:33:11   By: Anonymous
       
      The feds will come with a collection plate to be paid back for all their support and second in line will be the state.

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        Re: lawsuit
        Posted on: 2018-02-13 14:59:50   By: Anonymous
         
        Your right, like a big money circus and when the merry go round stops there will be no 💰💰left for anyone that actually suffered a loss from the 🔥

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          Re: lawsuit
          Posted on: 2018-02-13 15:54:18   By: Anonymous
           
          Thank You so much for a descendent reply!!! We are lucky to have the opportunity to post here. The “low life’s” will hopefully fade away now that they can’t grow. Thanks again for the grown up posts..🤠

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      Re: lawsuit
      Posted on: 2018-02-13 21:59:56   By: Anonymous
       
      Nazi Mills and his whipped dog Clapp will fork this one up. Tofanelli will do his part.

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Good!
Posted on: 2018-02-13 17:11:37   By: Anonymous
 
A new revenue stream to replace the loss of Cannabis Taxes!!! Yeah Calaveras!!!

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    Re: Good!
    Posted on: 2018-02-13 17:34:31   By: Anonymous
     
    You got it buddy!! YEAH FOR THE COUNTY. Just don’t let up.

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      Re: Good!
      Posted on: 2018-02-13 21:51:33   By: Anonymous
       
      Guess you didn't see the sarcasm font.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-02-13 18:48:16   By: Anonymous
 
This won't turn out like Erin Brockovich and Hinkley. No one will get diddly squat from this action, except the lawyers. This county dosnt have enough brains to take on PG&E, nor, enough money to hire a law firm with the ability to tackle this ! Good luck !!!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-02-13 20:15:56   By: Anonymous
     
    Agreed and a place like Calaveras County can ill afford. No win/win here,

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-02-13 18:52:21   By: Anonymous
 
PGE, SCE, all the big electric companies are the first place for suits! How did they become responsible for every tree in the forest? Ratepayers will get screwed, bad meat, just blame the last guy that owned the cow!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-02-14 07:03:16   By: Anonymous
     
    F U GLOOP

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