Dario de Ghetaldi and Amanda Riddle were co-liaison counsel for nearly 200 families in litigation against PG&E concerning the September 2010 explosion of a 30-inch natural gas transmission line in San Bruno. Currently, the firm represents 258 victims of the 2015 Butte Fire which devastated over 70,000 acres, killed two people, injured numerous others, and destroyed 549 homes, 368 outbuildings, and four commercial properties.
In both the San Bruno and Butte fire cases, the court ruled PG&E was liable for the property damage caused by those fires — in San Bruno as a result of the explosion of its gas transmission pipeline and in Butte because its electrical transmission line caused the fire.
In addition to his work representing victims of the PG&E gas line explosion and Butte fires, Dario helped to achieve a record-breaking settlement in an insider trading case implicating CEO of Oracle Larry Ellison. Dario in a Stanford Graduate and is often called upon by the courts to act as arbitrator in certain matters. He has served as adjunct professor of law at Canada College since 1998.
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“We are prepared and committed to taking our unique knowledge of PG&E’s systems, policies and background, and using those tools to hold the corporation accountable on behalf of those affected in Northern California.”