Mark Roth contributed an article to the Los Angeles Daily Journal Legal Newspaper titled, "Ruling Creates Bad Inverse Condemnation Precedent." This article discusses how the California utility industry, in the wake of devastating wildfires, has launched a two-front attack on inverse condemnation. Assembly Bill 1054 was enacted following this, establishing a wildfire fund which opponents characterize as a PG&E bailout. The City of Oroville v. Superior Court, 2019 DJDAR 7729 decision, by injecting tort principles into an inverse condemnation analysis, presents a substantial departure from settled inverse condemnation law.
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