Mark Roth contributed an article to the Los Angeles Daily Journal Legal Newspaper titled, "Another Look at the State Supreme Court's Inverse Condemnation Ruling in City of Oroville." This article offers an analysis of inverse law, in light of the Supreme Court's ruling in City of Oroville, which divides the myriad decisions into three separate and distinct boxes: Flood Cases, Water/Sewages Cases, and Wildfire Cases. Mark believes the City of Oroville's decision provides no panacea to the utility industry for inverse condemnation liability in wildfire cases. "The strict liability/no-fault standard consistently employed in wildfire cases will continue to be applied so long as they are substantially caused by an inherent risk in the design, construction or maintenance of their electrical facilities," he explains.
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