Federal Judge Rips PG&E's Wildfire Mitigation Shortfalls, Demands It Hire More Tree TrimmersA federal judge scolded PG&E officials Wednesday, harshly criticizing them for falling short on the utility's wildfire mitigation plan and threatening to withhold their executive bonuses.
Diving Boat Owner Could Rely On 19th Century Maritime Law To Avoid LiabilityWhatever the investigation into the deadly fire that destroyed a dive boat off the Southern California coast finds, the boat's owners could draw on a 19th century law to keep the victims' families from seeing any compensation.
San Jose Gun Owners May Be Required To Buy Liability Insurance Under Mayor's ProposalAll San Jose gun owners could be required to purchase liability insurance for their weapons under a new city ordinance proposed by Mayor Sam Liccardo on Monday.
PG&E CEO Steps Down Amid Potential Bankruptcy PreparationPG&E is searching for a new CEO after Geisha Williams stepped down from her position, the company announced on Sunday.
PG&E Shares Hammered As Potential Liabilities From Wildfires MountSan Francisco-based PG&E, California's largest power company, is getting battered in midday trading on reports that it's considering bankruptcy protection.
Talks Go Down To Wire On California Wildfire LegislationDebate over legislation to prevent California wildfires and allow utilities to pass along costs to ratepayers is going down to the final hours as the lawmakers face a crucial deadline on Tuesday.
California Lead Paint Liability Initiative Heads To BallotCalifornia voters can expect to see an initiative to limit liability for lead paint companies on their November ballots.
PG&E Suspends Dividends Amid Worries Over Fire LiabilityPacific Gas & Electric Co. is suspending dividend payments to shareholders out of concern for any finding of financial liability in the devastating Wine Country wildfires, the California utility said Wednesday.
How Will Insurance Companies Handle Driverless Cars?As auto makers and Silicon Valley companies continue to develop driverless cars, insurance companies are already warning about how they could affect their business practices.
Mother Wants Uber Held Responsible For Daughter’s Death In San Francisco, Following Charges For Former DriverA former Uber driver has been charged in the death of a six-year-old girl in San Francisco last New Year’s Eve, but the victim's mother and the family's attorney want the company held responsible too.
California Supreme Court Rules Caregivers Can’t Sue Alzheimer’s Patients California's highest court says people with Alzheimer's disease are not liable for injuries they may cause their paid in-home caregivers.
Phil Matier: State Assembly To Tackle Teacher Pension Fund ShortfallThe liability, which has been building for years, is at least $71 billion.
Bill Introduced To Require Liability Insurance For California Gun OwnersDemocratic lawmakers introduced California legislation Tuesday that would require gun owners to carry liability insurance to cover the cost of any damage that may be caused by the weapon.
Bill Will Hold Adults Liable for Underage Drinking