Managing Partner Craig Simon was quoted after new details emerged in the ongoing Woolsey Fire litigation, that a criminal investigation of Southern California Edison has been initiated and a grand jury impaneled.
Simon serves as co-lead counsel representing insurance companies suing Southern California Edison in the wake of the 97,000-acre Woolsey Fire in Simi Valley in 2018.
Said the Ventura County Star:
“Plaintiffs’ attorneys Craig Simon, Lexi Hazam and Alexander Robertson said they were shocked when [Judge] Highberger indicated a grand jury had been convened. All three were participants in Wednesday’s virtual hearing and said the court transcript accurately reflects the real-time conversation.
‘I would say from everything I heard on the record it appears that there has been grand jury involvement,’ said Simon, co-lead counsel representing insurance companies.
Simon and the other attorneys said they were surprised further when [the] state prosecutor…did not refute what [Judge] Highberger said [about the existence of a grand jury].”