Risa Wolf-Smith is quoted in an Associated Press article titled “Survivors fear smaller payouts from PG&E with each fire,” published online November 23, 2019.
Kennedy is one of thousands of survivors of the Camp Fire, the deadliest wildfire in California history, which was sparked by Pacific Gas & Electric equipment in November 2018 and killed 85 people and nearly incinerated the town of Paradise. More than 70,000 people have filed claims against the utility over various wildfires in recent years.
Attorneys believe as many as 100,000 people are eligible to receive payments for damages they suffered during the devastating wildfires of recent years.
“Everything they thought that they had worked out is now being challenged, because the numbers are now being stressed,” said Risa Wolf-Smith, a bankruptcy attorney and partner at Holland & Hart, which represents an entity from which PG&E promised to buy renewable energy.
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