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Law firm discusses Dixie Fire lawsuits against PG&E

As the Dixie Fire continues to burn two months after starting its devastating romp across five California counties, some of the people who’ve lost everything are suing Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

Almost two hundred home and business owners say the utility’s equipment sparked this disaster and negligent company behavior made the problem worse.

Gerald Singleton, the managing partner of the law firm helping these families and entrepreneurs, joined Sonseeahary on FOX40 News at 11 a.m.

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Victims of Dixie fire sue PG&E, whose equipment is suspected of sparking the massive blaze

Victims from the nearly 1 million-acre Dixie fire still burning in Northern California have sued Pacific Gas & Electric amid suspicions that the utility’s equipment may have sparked the blaze that has reduced more than 1,300 homes to rubble.

Gerald Singleton, an attorney for the victims, estimates that the blaze — the second-largest in California history — has affected thousands, from those who lost multigenerational homes to others whose businesses were destroyed.

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Dixie Fire burns in Butte County, California.

Dixie Fire victims sue PG&E as wildfire liabilities mount for California’s largest utility

The Singleton Schreiber McKenzie Scott law firm of San Diego, which has tangled with PG&E for years over wildfire liability claims, said Wednesday it’s filed a pair of lawsuits against California’s largest utility over damages caused by the Dixie Fire.

Cal Fire is investigating whether the Dixie Fire — already the second-largest fire in California history, as measured by acres — was caused by Pacific Gas and Electric Co. equipment.

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With $1 million in inmate’s death, San Diego County’s payouts hit $14 million in a year

Before he was served a meal in a plastic bag and left unmonitored in his San Diego County jail cell, Ivan Ortiz told guards he was feeling depressed and hearing voices telling him to kill himself, his family said in a lawsuit.

Brody McBride, an attorney representing Ortiz’s family, said the young man’s death was “totally and completely preventable.”

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San Diego pays out $900K to 82-year-old in crash with city fire engine

San Diego pays out $900K to 82-year-old in crash with city fire engine

San Diego is paying out $900,000 to an 82-year-old woman whose foot and ankle were crushed in a collision with a city fire engine that ran through a red light while headed to an emergency in 2018.

“Marlowe was 80 years old at the time of the crash, but she exhibited a spirit and zest for life and adventure well below her years,” said her lawyer, Brett Schreiber.

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Bobcat and Silverado Lawsuit

SSMS Law Firm Sues Utility Company on behalf of Bobcat Fire Victims and Utility Company and Mobile Phone Company on behalf of Silverado Fire Victims

“Singleton Schreiber McKenzie & Scott, LLP (SSMS), a leading California fire litigation law firm, announced today that it filed two lawsuits on behalf of hundreds of victims of last year’s Bobcat and Silverado Fires in Southern California.”

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Ben Siminou

Award-winning firm, Singleton Schreiber McKenzie & Scott, LLP, adds accomplished appellate attorney, Benjamin I. Siminou

Ben brings extensive appellate experience to the firm, with victories in the California Supreme Court, California Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and Nebraska Supreme Court. Ben is perhaps best known for T.H. v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation,

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ZOGG FIRE

Singleton Schreiber McKenzie & Scott, LLP Sues PG&E on Behalf of 18 Zogg Fire Victims

Singleton Schreiber McKenzie & Scott, LLP (SSMS), a leading California fire litigation law firm, has filed a multi-count lawsuit against the Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) power company on behalf of 18 victims of the Zogg Fire that broke out last September in Shasta County.

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Preliminary Payments for Camp Fire Victims

SOME FIRE SURVIVORS TO RECEIVE 30% OF THEIR CLAIM FROM FIRE VICTIM TRUST ON MONDAY

“The Fire Victim Trust (FVT) will begin distributing the first round of pro-rata payments on Monday, March 15, toward satisfying the claims of individuals and families who suffered losses in the 2015 Butte Fire, 2017 North Bay Fires, and 2018 Camp Fire.

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ACLU files lawsuit seeking release or vaccination of more San Diego County inmates after latest Covid-19 outbreak

ACLU files lawsuit seeking release or vaccination of more San Diego County inmates after latest Covid-19 outbreak

Brody McBride, a partner with Singleton, Schreiber, McKenzie & Scott, LLP, and an attorney for the plaintiff in the lawsuit, called jails “pandemic hotbeds, ripe for Covid-19 outbreaks.”

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Woman struck by rubber bullet at La Mesa protest files lawsuit

A woman who alleges she was struck by a law enforcement projectile during last year’s contentious protest at La Mesa police headquarters is suing the city, San Diego County and the officers allegedly involved.

Michelle Horton alleges in a complaint filed Friday in San Diego federal court that she was standing on the corner of Spring Street and University Avenue on May 30 when “out of the blue,” a group of officers drove by and shot her in the chest with a rubber bullet, “causing serious physical injury, pain and suffering, and humiliation.

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Award-Winning Singleton Law Firm, Trial Attorney Brett Schreiber, and Scott Trial Lawyers Join Forces to Offer Big-firm Resources to Regular People

Singleton Law Firm, accomplished trial attorney Brett Schreiber, and Scott Trial Lawyers are pleased to announce a blockbuster merger, creating Southern California’s newest legal powerhouse.

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Bayer’s plan for settling future Roundup cancer claims faces broad opposition

“Dozens of U.S. law firms have formed a coalition to fight a new $2 billion settlement proposal by Monsanto owner Bayer AG that aims to contain the company’s ongoing liability related to claims that Roundup herbicides cause a type of cancer known as non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL)”

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DA presses PG&E for evidence

“The Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office has demanded PG&E turn over evidence from the 2019 Kincade fire, advancing a criminal investigation into the utility’s role in the origin of a fire that burned 77,759 acres and threatened northern Sonoma County communities from Windsor to Cloverdale.”

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New lawsuit filed against PacifiCorp alleging
negligence in Slater fire

“Another group of home and business owners – this time victims of the Slater fire in Northern California and Southern Oregon – have filed a lawsuit alleging PacifiCorp was negligent in failing to maintain its transmission lines and de-energize them in advance of the conflagration that burned more than 157,000 acres, destroyed 700 structures and killed one person.”

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Singleton Law Firm Sues Liberty Utilities on Behalf of
Mountain View Fire Victims

“Singleton Law Firm, a leading California fire litigation law firm, recently filed a lawsuit against Liberty Utilities Co. for its negligence in causing last month’s Mountain View Fire in Northern California. The firm represents more than 20 victims of the fire that burned more than 32 square miles, damaged or destroyed more than 80 structures, and caused multiple injuries including at least one death.”

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Lawsuit Blames PacifiCorp for Slater Fire, Accuses Utility Of Negligence, WrongFul Death

“A San Diego law firm is suing PacifiCorp, charging the utility with wrongful death and negligence connected with the Slater Fire, even though a cause has yet to be determined. Singleton Schreiber McKenzie & Scott is representing more than 30 people, homeowners, renters and business owners, in the Happy Camp area, whose properties were damaged or destroyed by the fire.”

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Lawsuit Filed in Federal Court Challenging SDPD’s Prolonged Seizure of Protester’s Cell Phone

“Today, the ACLU Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties (ACLUF-SDIC), Community Advocates for Just and Moral Governance (MoGo), and Singleton Law Firm, APC (SLF), filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the City of San Diego’s prolonged and ongoing seizure of a protester’s cell phone.”

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PacifiCorp Sued for Wrongful Death and Negligence by Slater Fire Victims

“Singleton Schreiber McKenzie & Scott (SSMS), a leading California fire litigation law firm, filed a lawsuit alleging that negligence by the utility company PacifiCorp was cause of the Slater Fire, which burned more than 157,000 acres and damaged or destroyed more than 700 structures in Siskiyou County early this year. SSMS represents the family of one decedent and dozens of homeowner and renters who lost their homes in the fire.”

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PG&E bonus plan in wildfire-linked bankruptcy case draws objections from U.S. trustee

“PG&E’s plan to reward thousands of employees with hundreds of millions of dollars in bonuses — floated in its bankruptcy case at a time when some wildfire victims huddle in makeshift shelters during a brutal winter — drew objections on Tuesday from the neutral trustee that is handling the firms’s insolvency proceeding.”
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Inmate’s family sues San Diego County over his death, alleges it was COVID.

“The Singleton Law Firm, which represents Clines, also submitted a complaint to the county’s Citizens’ Law Enforcement Review Board, which is charged with investigating deaths in county jails and allegations of misconduct by sheriff’s deputies.”

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Liberty Utilities Equipment Suspected as Cause for the Deadly Mountain View Fire

“The recent Mountain View Wildfire has led to severe destruction along the California-Nevada border. The Mountain View Wildfire of 2020 raged along the California-Nevada border in the middle week of November, leading to one death and the displacement of the residents of over 100 homes.”

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Utility: Winds too weak to cut power before California Fire

“I don’t know why they did not shut power off,” said attorney Gerald Singleton, who has sued utilities for devastating wildfires caused by their equipment. “They seem to be still be operating as if climate change and all these things we’re dealing with are not a reality.”

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Singleton Law Firm Sues Pacific Corp, Pacific Power on Behalf of Santiam Canyon Fire Victims

Singleton Law Firm, a leading West Coast fire litigation law firm, recently filed a lawsuit against Pacific Corp, Pacific Power for its negligence in causing the Santiam Canyon fires earlier this year. Singleton Law Firm has joined forces with Greenspoon Marder LLP, a national law firm.

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Singleton Law Firm announces free consultation for the victims of Zogg Fire and is accepting cases for the people affected by this disaster

Singleton Law Firm is a plaintiffs’ civil litigation firm specializing in fire litigation, civil rights, and personal injuries. Having a successful track record of winning and settling fire-related cases, Singleton Law Firm..

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Wildfire smoke can pose serious health risks, reduces immunity against Coronavirus – Singleton Law Firm

San Diego, California – September 24, 2020 – Speak of wildfires in the USA and California and Oregon are two of the worst hit States in the country. While wildfire incidents not only burn down acres or land and wipe out thousands of flora and fauna, …

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