Attorneys for PG&E and Tubbs Wildfire survivors are arguing before a federal bankruptcy judge whether or not to allow a civil trial to determine the energy companies liabilities for the 2017 Tubbs Fire.
PG&E argued that a civil jury may not reach a verdict before the end of the bankruptcy process and urged the judge to settle the matter of compensation to victims in Bankruptcy court. Attorneys for the utility also pointed to the cal fire report that indicated PG&E did not start the fire. Attorney’s for the victims are arguing for a fast tracked civil trial and that victims’ claims were too significant to be resolved in closed door negotiations. Judge Dennis Montali will issue an opinion by Friday or Monday.