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California Ablaze: A Primer on Assessing Damages Due to Utility-Caused Wildfires – Lyssa Roberts, Rachel Gezerseh, Melody Saadian
July 22 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
Public utilities and their aging infrastructure are responsible for igniting six of California’s 20 most destructive wildfires since 2015, killing nearly 200 people and causing over $10 billion in property damage throughout the state. With little effort to address failing equipment or wildfire mitigation, these companies are expected to continue to be the source of utility-caused wildfires for a long time to come. PSBR attorneys Lyssa Roberts, Rachel Gezerseh, and Melody Saadian have represented hundreds of wildfire victims and will not only provide an overview of the damages available to property and business owners – including nuances in the law and strategies for maximizing value in these mass tort claims – but discuss how best to vet and secure these types of cases in your own practice.