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PG&E’s Bankruptcy Plan Wins Support from California Wildfire Victims

_ Pacific Gas & Electric’s plan for getting out of bankruptcy has won overwhelming support from the victims of deadly Northern California wildfires ignited by the utility’s fraying electrical grid, despite concerns that they will be shortchanged by a $13.5 …

Pilot in Helicopter Cash That Killed Lakers Star Had No Drugs, Alcohol in System

The pilot flying Kobe Bryant and seven others to a youth basketball tournament did not have alcohol or drugs in his system, and all nine sustained immediately fatal injuries when their helicopter slammed into a hillside outside Los Angeles in …

New Mexico Man Sues After Being Injured in Chase, Crash

A man has sued a New Mexico State Police officer who crashed into his vehicle in January 2019 while chasing a truck near Espanola. Rudy Vialpando, 62, said he suffered spinal fractures and injuries to his ribs and right knee …

Court Tosses $47M Arizona Lawsuit in Cross-Median Crash

A state appellate court has overturned rulings by a trial court and dismissed a lawsuit stemming from a cross-median crash that killed two women on Interstate 10 in southern Arizona in 2008. The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled last week …

California Lawsuit Alleges 2 Companies Inflated Gas Prices

California sued two multinational gasoline trading companies Monday, alleging they ran a scheme that jacked up prices at the pump from 2015 to late 2016. Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra said the companies took advantage of market volatility following a …

Texas Creamery Blue Bell to Plead Guilty, Pay $19M over Listeria Outbreak

Texas-based ice cream manufacturer Blue Bell Creameries has agreed to pay $19.35 million and plead guilty to charges that it shipped contaminated products linked to a 2015 listeriosis outbreak, the U.S. Justice Department said on April 1. Prosecutors also filed …

PG&E Purging Most of Board in Fallout From Bankruptcy, California Wildfires

PG&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 triggered by deadly wildfires ignited in Northern California by the utility’s neglected electrical grid. …

PG&E’s Bankruptcy Plan Heads Toward Approval in California

California regulators are being advised to approve Pacific Gas & Electric’s plan to emerge from bankruptcy with new controls designed to prevent a recurrence of the utility’s past bad behavior that has resulted in deadly wildfires, infuriating blackouts and high …

Families Sue Helicopter Company in California in Kobe Bryant Crash

Family members of four passengers killed in a helicopter crash with Kobe Bryant and his daughter have joined the NBA star’s widow in filing wrongful death lawsuits against the companies that owned and operated the aircraft. The suits on behalf …

PG&E’s Plan to Pay $19M from California Wildfire Victims Fund OK’d

The Northern California victims of catastrophic wildfires caused by Pacific Gas & Electric’s decaying electrical grid will have at least $19 million siphoned way from a $13.5 billion fund for their losses to cover administrative costs. A bankruptcy judge said …