On October 31, 2022, the Fire Victim’s Trust announced an additional sale of 35 million shares in PG&E stock at $15.25 per share to provide compensation for victims of the 2015 Butte, 2017 North Bay, and 2018 Camp Fire. This news comes shortly after the Fire Victim’s Trust sold 35 million shares at $13.65 per
PG&E at Fault for Kincade Fire
KRONTV asks about the Cal Fire’s new report blaming PG&E for the Kincade Fire. I talk the possibility of further criminal charges against PG&E and how Cal Fire’s findings may affect victims waiting to be compensated for the Butte, North Bay, and Camp Fires.
CNBC Asks About What Lies Ahead for PG&E and Our Clients
CNBC asked me and Governor Newsom about PG&E’s future.
PG&E hopes to exit bankruptcy by June 30. It’s plan calls for $13.5 billion to be set aside for its victims to make claims against. The trouble is, if PG&E can’t get its planned approved by June 30, it will lose access to a $21 billion…
FAQ’s About the PG&E Bankruptcy Settlement
What does the settlement mean?
The settlement is an agreed-upon plan for ending the bankruptcy. If the settlement is approved, PG&E will fund a trust for Wildfire victims and certain public entities, for $13.5 Billion. All victims’ claims against PG&E will be converted to a claim against the trust fund. PG&E will be allowed to…
Pat Thurston Show: PG&E Fires, the CPUC, PG&E’s Bankruptcy and More
KGO’s Pat Thurston asked me about the Kincade Fire, the Camp Fire, the North Bay Fires, the PG&E Bankruptcy, the CPUC, and more. We took calls and she asked me to stay for a second hour.
PG&E Power Safety Shut-Offs: How’d We Get Here
KRON4’s Sanaz Tahernia asks me how we got into this situation, how long will it last, and what can be done about it. (14 minutes.)
New York Times Highlights How PG&E’s Bankruptcy Strategy Will Reward Shareholders and Shortchange Fire Victims Who Don’t Act
I told the New York Times that PG&E filed bankruptcy not because it needed to but because it wanted to “use the bankruptcy rules to their benefit to limit their liability to victims.” And they have it as front page news today.
But it was back in January I told KRON4 the same thing. I…
PG&E Bankruptcy: Understanding the Wildfire Survivors’ Motion for “Relief from Stay”
What’s today’s “motion for relief from stay” all about?
The dispute about PG&E’s total liabilities.
When it filed bankruptcy, PG&E said its liabilities as a result of the 2017 and 2018 wildfires totaled at least $30 billion. Yet, PG&E now proposes to resolve all wildfire claims by funding a trust for wildfire claimants of substantially…
Deadline for PG&E Fire Survivors
PG&E now accepts responsibility for the Camp Fire. PG&E says that it wants to pay claimants for what they’ve been through, and that it wants to set aside $14 billion for that purpose. But here’s the catch: in order to be paid, victims must file papers with the bankruptcy court by October 21. If you…
PG&E Chief Can’t Explain Why PG&E Paid $2.5 million Bonus to Fired CEO But Stiffed Butte Victims
PG&E Chief Financial Officer Jason Wells appeared in Bankruptcy Court to answer questions under oath. It was his second time. The first time, I asked him about the bonus PG&E paid to CEO Geisha Williams as she was shown…