San Bruno resident sues PG&E, says recovery fund for victims should be managed by third partyBy AP
Saturday, September 18, 2010
San Bruno resident sues PG&E over gas line blast
SAN BRUNO, Calif. — A resident of the neighborhood evacuated by a deadly gas line explosion in San Bruno is suing Pacific Gas and Electric Co.
Steve Dare filed the lawsuit on Friday in San Mateo County Superior Court. He says the company should turn over a $100 million recovery fund for blast victims to a third party and pay other monetary damages.
The lawsuit claims PG&E could withhold funding or not follow through on its promise if the money is not placed in a court-supervised account.
PG&E spokesman Paul Moreno told the San Mateo Daily Journal he didn’t know if the company had been served yet, so he couldn’t comment on the lawsuit.
Dare rents a home that did not sustain damage in the fire, but was evacuated for three days.
The blast on Sept. 9 destroyed nearly 40 homes and claimed at least four lives.
Information from: SAN MATEO DAILY JOURNAL, www.smdailyjournal.com/
Tags: California, Explosions, North America, San Bruno, San Mateo, United States