CA Supreme Court Rules PG&E Cannot Be Sued Over Power Shutoffs

AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez.

The California Supreme Court is handing a win to Pacific Gas & Electric. Justices ruled that customers cannot sue the utility over safety-related power shutoffs. 

The unanimous decision cited the regulatory jurisdiction of the California Public Utilities Commission, adding that litigation would interfere with the agency’s authority.

PG&E recently emerged from bankruptcy after being saddled by billions of dollars in liabilities related to wildfires that were caused by company equipment.


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