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Supreme Court broadens state’s ability to recoup fire suppression costs from corporate property owners

Dec 27, 2021

In Presbyterian Camp and Conference Centers, Inc. v. Superior Court, the Supreme Court today holds that a corporate property owner might have to reimburse the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection for about $12,200,000 in costs CalFire incurred fighting the 2016 Sherpa Fire in Santa Barbara County.