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San Francisco Chronicle: Newsom Asks PG&E Bankruptcy Judge to Include Customers, Employees

February 01, 2019

Following Pacific Gas & Electric’s bankruptcy declaration, California Governor Newsom is urging a federal trustee to include the voices of wildfire victims and PG&E employees and customers in the proceedings.

Nancy Mitchell, a partner in O’Melveny’s New York office, agreed with the Governor’s call for representation, writing in a letter to the federal trustee overseeing the bankruptcy: “These individual victims should not be left to fend for themselves in a creditor class outnumbered by sophisticated and deep-pocketed financial institutions and insurance companies.” Additionally, Mitchell emphasized that in PG&E’s 2001 bankruptcy case, customers were denied a voice in the proceedings.

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