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Company: Columbia Gas
Current Parent CompanyEverSource Energy
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Penalty: $143,000,000
Year: 2020
Date: March 12, 2020
Offense Group: safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: utility safety violation
Violation Description: Columbia Gas agreed to pay $143 million to settle class action litigation by thousands of Massachusetts residents and business owners affected by natural gas explosions and resulting fires in 2018.
Level of Government: state
Action Type: private litigation
Court: Superior Court of Massachusetts
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Case ID: 1877CV01343G
Case Name: In Re: Columbia Gas Cases
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: settlement
Facility State: Massachusetts
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Massachusetts
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: utilities and power generation
Specific Industry of Current Parent: utilities
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