The Law Firms Making Millions Off The PG&E Cases

Law360 (May 17, 2019, 5:01 PM EDT) -- The nation's largest utility company, Pacific Gas and Electric, has paid at least $89 million in the past year in legal fees to firms directly involved with its bankruptcy, civil, criminal and regulatory cases stemming from California wildfires — and the vast majority of that sum has gone to Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP.

PG&E filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January after racking up over $30 billion in liabilities related to its alleged role in sparking wildfires that charred vast swaths of the state and killed 130 people.

Scores of claims have been filed against the utility, many of which...

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