Brian Panish & Rahul Ravipudi Named to Plaintiffs Executive Committee in North Bay Fires Litigation

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Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys Brian Panish and Rahul Ravipudi have been named members of the Plaintiffs Executive Committee in the North Bay Fires litigation in Northern California. The appointment was made following the first case management hearing in San Francisco Superior Court on Tuesday, February 27 and signed by Judge Curtis E.A. Karnow on March 6, 2018.

Attorneys Michael Kelly of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, Frank Pitre of Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy LLP and Bill Cloud III of Robins Cloud LLP were appointed as Co-Lead Counsel, representing thousands of individual plaintiffs filing lawsuits against Pacific Gas & Electric Company and PG&E Corporation as a result of the North Bay Fires.

Additionally, attorney Khaldoun Baghdadi with Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger was appointed to serve as Plaintiffs’ Co-Liaison Counsel and Steve Campora of Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora LLP as well as Brendan M. Kunkle and Michael Green of Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery have also been appointed as members of the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee.

Click here to read the Case Management Order including the full list of appointments.

Wildfire Victim Advocates includes the law firms of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP,  Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy LLP, Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP and Abbey Weitzenberg Warren & Emery. These powerhouse firms have extensive experience in litigation against utility companies and, together, have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for fire victims. Members of this consortium have led the charge for victims impacted by the 2010 San Bruno Gas Explosion, the 2015 Butte Fire in Amador County, and represent hundreds of victims of the 2017 North Bay Fires who have suffered total property loss or the loss of a loved one.

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