Richmond sues Chevron over last year's refinery fire

August 2, 2013

The city sued Chevron on Friday for damages stemming from last summer's fire at the energy giant's local refinery.

The suit, which drew a sharp response from Chevron, comes after months of negotiations between city officials and company executives and their attorneys ended in an impasse.

"We did have talks," Mayor Gayle McLaughlin said at a City Hall news conference. "We couldn't come up with an agreement. That is why we have taken this next step."

McLaughlin shared the lectern with attorney Frank Pitre, a partner 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... (To read the entire article, please click HERE)