PG&Es top leadership consistently chose profits over safety — leading to deadly disasters — and thus those executives should personally pick up the possibly billion dollar tab for the San Bruno blast, a lawsuit says.
The various suits for personal injuries, wrongful death and destruction of property are now going into the millions of dollars for PG&E related to the San Bruno gas pipeline explosion. In addition, the utility is facing heavy fines from the State of California as punishment for what is believed to be flagrant violation of maintenance and safety standards related to the pipeline. Now suits are beginning to be filed directly against the directors and officers of Pacific Gas for individual liablity. This will require a showing that the officers breached their fiduciary duties to the company and its shareholders by, as alleged in the suits, “putting profits above safety” and intentionally failing to maintain the infrastructure in question.
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