Richmond hires high-powered Burlingame law firm and plans to sue Chevron

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San Jose Mercury News
07.26.2013

The city has hired a high-powered Burlingame law firm and plans to sue Chevron for damages stemming from last summer's fire at the energy giant's 2,900-acre refinery here.

The contract with Burlingame-based Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, which represented victims of the 2010 San Bruno disaster caused by a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. gas line rupture, signals that settlement negotiations between the city and its largest taxpayer have broken down.

"This was the next step we had to take to make the city whole," said Councilman Tom Butt, who was on the team of local representatives who took part in three negotiation sessions with Chevron officials in recent months... (To view the entire article, please click HERE)

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