Posts from January 2022.

Today we honor the birthday of the late great civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King was born on January 15, 1929 (so he would have been 93 today). The holiday of MLK Day is observed on the third Monday of January. His leadership was fundamental to that movement’s success in ending the legal segregation in the South and other parts of the United States. He promoted nonviolent tactics, such as the massive March on Washington (1963), to achieve civil rights. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

I have a Dream – Speech

“I say to you today, my friends, so even though we ...

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (“CAL FIRE”) has determined that power lines owned and operated by Pacific Gas & Electric Company (“PG&E”) caused the 2021 Dixie Fire. CAL FIRE’s investigation found that the Dixie Fire started when a tree made contact with one of PG&E’s electrical distribution lines on July 13, 2021. CAL FIRE sent its investigative report to the Butte County District Attorney’s office to determine whether criminal charges against PG&E are warranted.

Numerous suits filed by several hundred plaintiffs have been coordinated ...

Happy New Year!

As of January 1, 2022, we are operating as Singleton Schreiber, LLP. Scott Trial Lawyers is returning to its previous structure as a stand-alone criminal defense, civil rights, and trial firm, renamed McKenzie Scott PC. While we will continue to collaborate on a variety of cases with the McKenzie Scott team, we believe the overall structure works better if McKenzie Scott is a separate entity and we work together on specific cases. This change will not have any effect on our overall operations or on the team members who are handling your case.

While our name and our look may ...

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1054 (“AB 1054”), also known as the California Wildfire Fund (the “Fund”), in July 2019. The Fund provides the state’s investor-owned utility companies (PG&E, Southern California Edison, SDG&E) $21 billion in insurance protection. The Fund protects a utility company from bankruptcy by helping pay for wildfire damages that exceed $1 billion. AB 1054 was created to encourage utility companies “to invest in safety and improve safety culture to limit wildfire risks and reduce costs,” and in return, the utility ...

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