KOIN (March 5, 2024) — Ten victims of the 2020 Labor Day Wildfires were awarded over $42 million in damages by a Portland jury on Tuesday amid a class action lawsuit against PacifiCorp.

Tuesday’s verdict includes over $5 million in economic damages and over $23 million in non-economic damages, with both increasing by 25% for punitive damages.

This brings the total damages owed by the utility company to $220 million to 36 Labor Day Fire victims, with thousands of other class action lawsuit members waiting for additional trials. Read more here.