Wildfire Victims Sue Former PG&E Administrators for NeglectA suit filed by more than 80,000 victims of deadly wildfires ignited by Pacific Gas and Electric's rickety electrical grid targets nearly two dozen of the utility's former executives and board members for alleged dereliction of their duty to ensure the equipment operated safely.
Federal Judge Considers Additional Conditions To PG&E ProbationA federal Judge used sharp language in addressing PG&E and its lawyers during a hearing on Wednesday to consider adding further conditions to the probation imposed after the utility's prior criminal convictions.
PG&E To Purge Most Of Board In Fallout From BankruptcyPG&E Corp. will sweep out three quarters of its board of directors to start with a mostly clean slate when it emerges from a bankruptcy case.
Judge Blasts PG&E Over Wildfire Prevention Effort; Orders Revamp Of Inspections, Record-KeepingA federal judge lambasted the ongoing efforts by Pacific, Gas and Electric to reduce fire hazards along its trasmission lines, ordering the utility to hire its own crew of tree inspectors and keep records of the age of every piece of equipment on its transmission towers and lines to prevent future catastrophic wildfires.
PG&E Tells Court It Can't Commit To Expanding Tree-Trimming ForceLawyers for Pacific Gas & Electric said the utility can't commit to hiring hundreds more tree trimmers in the way that a federal judge wants.
PG&E Giving San Bruno $3M For Fire Mitigation As Part Of Probation For 2010 BlastA federal judge overseeing PG&E's probation in a criminal pipeline safety case officially ruled Wednesday that PG&E can contribute $3 million to San Bruno for wildfire mitigation.
San Francisco Judge Strikes Down Trump Healthcare Religious Refusal RuleA U.S. judge in San Francisco on Tuesday struck down a new federal rule that would have allowed health care workers ranging from ambulance drivers to receptionists to refuse to provide care for religious reasons.
PG&E Monitor: Inspectors Missing Potentially Hazardous Trees Near Power LinesA court-appointed monitor told a federal judge in San Francisco Wednesday that PG&E Co.'s tree inspectors are missing some trees that may be at risk of causing fires by falling on electric lines.
PG&E Disputes Report Linking Delayed Repairs To Camp FirePG&E Co. told a federal judge in San Francisco on Wednesday that it denies a Wall Street Journal article's implication that it knowingly delayed repairing the transmission line maintenance problem that caused last year's deadly Camp Fire.
Judge Takes Oversight Of PG&E's Wildfire Prevention PlansA federal judge said Tuesday he will closely monitor Pacific Gas & Electric's tree-trimming this year and barred the utility from paying out dividends to shareholders as part of a new, court-ordered wildfire prevention plan.
Judge Who Berated PG&E Over Wildfires Demanding More AnswersA U.S. judge who has berated Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. for its role in California wildfires demanded that the utility answer more questions.
PG&E Objects To Bay Area Federal Judge's Proposals On Wildfire RiskPG&E says a federal judge's proposal to prevent the utility's equipment from causing any wildfires in 2019 would interfere with regulators, create safety risks and cost too much money.
Judge Tells PG&E To Explain Any Role In Camp FireA U.S. judge overseeing a criminal case against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. asked the utility Tuesday to explain any role it may have played in the massive Camp Fire.
Judge Holds Climate Change Class In Suits Against Big OilA federal judge presiding over lawsuits that accuse big oil companies of lying about global warming to protect their profits is turning his courtroom into a classroom in what could be the first hearing to study the science of climate change.
Judge: Ending DACA Program Creates HardshipA federal judge grilled an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday over the Trump administration's justification for ending a program protecting some young immigrants from deportation, saying many people had come to rely on it and faced a "real" and "palpable" hardship from its loss.