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Company: PacifiCorp
Current Parent CompanyBerkshire Hathaway
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Penalty: $250,000,000
Year: 2023
Date: December 15, 2023
Offense Group: safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: utility safety violation
Secondary Offense: environmental violation
Mega-ScandalWildfire Liability
Violation Description: PacifiCorp announced that it had agreed to pay $250 million to timber companies which had sued the company over harms caused by a 2020 wildfire in Oregon. They had alleged that the company failed to take proper precautions to prevent its equipment from causing fires during a dry period.
Level of Government: state
Action Type: private litigation
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: settlement
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Nebraska
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: diversified
Specific Industry of Current Parent: diversified
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