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[californiadisasters] SoCal Edison workers started devastating Thomas Fire

SoCal Edison workers started devastating Thomas Fire, victims' lawsuit says

January 05, 2018 02:35 PM


The complaint states that the 10 named plaintiffs, as well as "all others similarly situated," suffered property loss, economic hardship and disruption of their lives as a result of the fire.

A look at intensity of Thomas Fire and enormous smoke plume

Heavy smoke has residents gasping for air as a huge Southern California wildfire explodes in size again, becoming the fifth largest in state history. Tens of thousands have fled their homes as wind-fanned wildfires throughout the region. December 12, 2017.

All of the named plaintiffs, including George and Cheryl Lewis, lost their homes in the fire.

"They also bring this case as a class action, because they believe all those who suffered such damages and losses should be fairly treated and included as beneficiaries of a comprehensive and consistent adjudication or resolution of liability and damages," the complaint states.

The plaintiffs seek compensation for the cost of repair, lost wages, attorney fees, "treble or double damages for wrongful injuries to timber, trees or underwood on their property," "punitive and exemplary damages," all lawsuit-related expenses, as well as "general damages for fear, worry, annoyance, disturbance, inconvenience, mental anguish, emotional distress and loss of quiet enjoyment of property."

In Southern California Edison's most recent statement on the Thomas Fire, the company said that "the causes of the wildfire are being investigated by Cal Fire, other fire agencies and the California Public Utilities Commission."

The official cause for the fire, which claimed more than 281,000 acres, 1,000 structures and two lives, remains under investigation.



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