Kershaw Talley Barlow provides an update on the status of your case relating to the Camp Fire. As of right now, 12 lawsuits against Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) have been filed in three different counties: Sacramento, Butte, and San Francisco.
Petition for Coordination of Camp Fire Cases
In December, Kershaw Talley Barlow filed a petition to have all of these cases coordinated. The hearing on this petition will take place on January 31, 2019.
A petition for coordination asks a court for permission to have all related cases placed in front of one judge; doing this provides consistency and prevents precarious situations where many judges in several jurisdictions rule differently on similar issues in similar cases.
Where Will Camp Fire Cases Be Consolidated?
The hearing on January 31st will determine the county where all the cases will be consolidated. Judge Karnow in the Superior Court of San Francisco will be conducting the hearing and will decide where the cases should be venued. He has a reputation of being fair and efficient. The litigation will begin once Judge Karnow decides where the cases will be consolidated.,
Questions About Your Camp Fire Claim?
At Kershaw Talley Barlow, we know that you need answers, and we are available to address any questions and concerns you may have related to your case and Camp Fire litigation. Please know that if you have been affected by the Camp Fire and have filed a claim with us, we are working hard to advance your case and ensure you have a shot at obtaining the just solution you deserve.
To connect with one of our California wildfire attorneys, please feel free to contact us online or give us a call at (916) 520-6639 today.