November 16, 2022 - Leading fire litigation firm Singleton Schreiber held town hall meetings to discuss the PG&E Direct Payments for Community Recovery Program (DP4CR) on Saturday November 12, 2022 and explained how it would apply to the Mosquito Fire.
Two town hall meetings were held:
- The first, at 11 AM - 1 PM at 6530 Wentworth Springs Rd, Georgetown, CA.
- The second, at 3 PM - 5 PM at 24601 Harrison St, Foresthill, CA.
The meetings were broadcast live via Zoom.
On average the DP4CR program is designed to pay fire victims roughly 50% of what PG&E is required by law to pay. By adopting this program without input from the community, PG&E excluded the victims from having a seat at the table.
The Mosquito Fire victims will receive significantly less than what victims in other fires have received and will not be made whole financially, with PG&E once again avoiding the full consequences of its negligence.
“The Direct Payments for Community Recovery Program will allow PG&E to avoid paying hundreds of millions of dollars that it owes to its victims,” said Gerald Singleton, Managing Partner. “They are essentially telling victims ‘give us a 50% discount in exchange for paying you a few months in advance.’ This is a bad deal for consumers and lets PG&E off the hook for its negligence in allowing entire communities to be destroyed.”
More than 78 structures were destroyed when the mosquito fire blazed through 76,000+ acres, and damaged another 28 structures in the local communities of counties El Dorado and Placer in California. The fire is considered to be the largest wildfire this year with homes, businesses, and lives being burned to the ground both literally & figuratively.
Singleton Schreiber would like to assure that their clients are fully compensated for the disastrous events caused by PG&E.
About Singleton Schreiber
With more than 120 employees and offices throughout the western United States, Gerald Singleton and his team have represented more than 13,000 victims of utility fires and has recovered over $2 billion in settlements and verdicts for its clients. The firm currently represents thousands of victims of the numerous fires in California, Oregon and New Mexico. For more information, please visit mosquito-fire-lawsuit/.