Liaison counsel, Paul Kiesel, providing latest news on the 344 filed cases
The court held its most recent status conference on November 15, 2017. The case is moving into the discovery phase of the litigation. Southern California Gas Co (SCG) has produced hundreds of thousands of documents that the plaintiff attorneys are currently reviewing and evaluating. There are hundreds of thousands more documents to come. Additionally, within the next 60 days, “depositions” will begin where witnesses will give live testimony relating to what has occurred. There will likely be dozens if not hundreds of depositions taken over the next 6-8 months. At this time, we hope that the first personal injury case(s) will begin in December of next year.