Oregon Wildfire Fault Verdict

A jury has found PacifiCorp liable for causing Oregon wildfires in 2020. Jurors ruled June 12 that energy provider PacifiCorp helped cause some of the state’s Labor Day 2020 wildfires. They also found the company owed more than $73 million to the 17 plaintiffs in James v. PacifiCorp, and jurors also decided to award punitive damages, potentially raising the amount owed to plaintiffs to nearly $90 million. The verdict comes after plaintiffs alleged PacifiCorp paved the way for wildfires after failing to take proper maintenance and safety steps.