Corporations can be held legally responsible for the state’s costs in investigating and fighting fires that are carelessly started or spread by corporate employees, a state appeals court ruled Monday.

There has been no dispute that corporations can be required to pay compensation for deaths, injuries and property damage from fires caused by their employees, the source of at least $18 billion of the debt that drove Pacific Gas and Electric Co.
– PUB DATE: 11/19/2019 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle – Metered Site
Source: SEAFC National Fire News

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