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PG&E Debt to Fire Victims to Be Set Outside of Bankruptcy Court

Aug. 27, 2019, 8:56 PM

Two judges will oversee separate court fights that will decide how much the California utility owes wildfire victims, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali said in court Aug. 27.

  • Montali will continue overseeing PG&E’s Chapter 11 case, but another federal judge will take over the process for estimating how much PG&E must pay for the injuries and deaths caused by wildfires that raged through Northern California in recent years
  • The number will be influenced by a state court overseeing a faster-than-normal process for claims brought by elderly victims of the 2017 Tubbs Fire that killed 22 people
  • Once those two courts ...

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