December 21, 2018 / 2:00 AM / 6 months ago

Pension fund sues PG&E top brass, linking fires to safety lapses

A firefighters’ pension fund on Thursday sued current and former directors and officers of Pacific Gas & Electric Corp for allegedly failing to ensure the safety compliance of electrical power and distribution lines that contributed to massive wildfires in Northern California last year.

In a shareholder derivative complaint in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the Oklahoma Firefighters Pension and Retirement System said PG&E’s leadership exposed the company to billions in liability and expenses by “systematically and repeatedly” failing in their fiduciary duties to ensure the utility’s safe provision of services.

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