California North Bay Fire Wine Losses

URGENT DEADLINE: FILE CLAIM FOR LOSSES FROM 2017 WILDFIRES IN PG&E BANKRUPTCY BY 10/21/2019 OR BE BARRED FROM COMPENSATION

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winelosses01aAre you a winegrower who lost grapes due to the 2017 North Bay wildfires? How about a worker who lost wages in October 2017 because of the wildfires? You may be entitled to compensation, but you must act quickly. The court in the PG&E bankruptcy just issued a bar date of October 21, 2019. That means any person or business with economic losses due to the 2017 wildfires must file a claim in the bankruptcy by October 21, 2019 or be forever barred from receiving compensation from PG&E.

Our law firm currently represents wineries, growers/vineyards, brokers, other businesses and workers in the wine industry against PG&E for losses sustained due to wildfires. We have tremendous experience navigating tort claims (like business losses from wildfires) through bankruptcies. We currently represent a creditor seated on the official Tort Claimants’ Committee and are intimately involved in the bankruptcy.

While businesses like yours would typically have the luxury of a wait-and-see-approach both to litigation or to see what happens with the wine, the bar date changes everything. Those who have not filed a proof of claim will be left without any compensation regardless of whether or not the loss was just realized, or possibly even if loss will not be realized until the future.

There are many potential types of losses that are likely to be compensated in the bankruptcy, including:

You need an experienced lawyer who both appreciates the losses suffered by the wine industry and who can properly address the claims to help ensure full recovery in the bankruptcy. Call us today for a free consultation. We work on contingency, which means we only get paid if we get you compensation.

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