Wednesday, August 3, 2016

U.S. Drops $562 Million Alternative Fines Act Allegation Against PG&E

Originally published by Energy Legal Blog ®.

Today, the United States requested permission to dismiss its Alternative Fines Act sentencing allegation against PG&E.  Under the AFA, a court can impose a criminal fine equal to twice the pecuniary gain to the defendant or twice the pecuniary loss suffered by victims.  Last September, the court dismissed the government’s loss-based allegations, finding that proving those allegations would be unduly complicated.

Litigation, Energy
Kevin Collins

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