MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal bankruptcy court judge on Wednesday rejected Pacific Gas & Electric's latest attempt to change a California law requiring utilities to pay for the devastation from wildfires ignited by their electrical equipment. The decision issued by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali preserves a long-standing principle known as "inverse condemnation." The century-old law helped drive the nation's largest utility into bankruptcy protection 10 months ago as it faced at least $20 billion in losses stemming from a series of deadly and destructive wildfires in 2017 and 2018. The ruling is a victory for thousands of people who lost their homes and loved ones in the fires, as well as insurers trying to recover part of the roughly $
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