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Posted on February 25, 2020

How to Stay Safe During a Wildfire

The risk of wildfires is very real to Californians. 2018 was the most devastating year on record for California wildfires. Over 8,000 fires destroyed more than 1.8 million acres and took over 100 lives. Wildfires can spark and spread any time of year, especially when conditions are dry and windy. As a resident of...
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Posted on March 13, 2019

Deadly Thomas Fire Caused by Southern California Edison Power Lines

The Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD) has released its Thomas Fire Investigative Report and determined the 2017 wildfire was started by Southern California Edison power lines. According to the report, a high wind event caused the power lines to come into contact with each other in a "line slap", creating an electrical arc that...
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Posted on December 15, 2018

Woolsey Fire Lawsuit: SCE’s ‘Run to Failure’ Management Practice Puts Californians At Risk for Wildfires

Attorneys at Panish Shea & Boyle LLP, Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy LLP, Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger and Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP have filed a lawsuit against Southern California Edison (SCE) and Edison International on behalf of Jennie Waterhouse Prieto and Carole Bretonne, Malibu residents and property owners who lost their homes and...
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Posted on December 11, 2018

Lawsuits Filed On Behalf of Camp Fire Victims Challenges PG&E’s Ads Touting Concerns For Customer Safety

At a press conference in Chico, California, Wildfire Victim Advocates attorneys at Panish Shea & Boyle LLP, Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy LLP, Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP, and Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger announced the first filing in a series of lawsuits against PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas & Electric Company that seek to...
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Posted on November 19, 2018

Panish Shea & Boyle LLP Investigates Cause Of Deadly Camp Fire & Woolsey Fire

Panish Shea & Boyle LLP has joined forces with the law firms of Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy LLP, Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger and Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP to investigate and prosecute claims of negligence against Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and Southern California Edison (SCE) as a result of the Camp...
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Posted on August 22, 2018

How Do I Fireproof My Home Against Wildfires?

Depending on where you live in California, contending with wildfires can be a regular concern. If a fire reaches your home, it can end with lost property and expensive repair costs. If you suspect that the fire was caused from someone's else negligence, you should contact an experienced California wildfire damage attorney at Panish...
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