NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Sempra Energy ("Sempra" or the "Company") (NYSE: SRE). Such investors are advised to contact Robert S. Willoughby at email@example.com or 888-476-6529, ext. 9980.
The investigation concerns whether Sempra and certain of its officers and/or directors have violated Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
In late October 2015, Sempra Energy's subsidiary Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) discovered a natural gas leak from a well near the Porter Ranch neighborhood in Los Angeles. After local residents reported symptoms including headaches, nausea, and severe nosebleeds, thousands of families were relocated from the area as SoCalGas attempted, so far unsuccessfully, to seal the well. On January 6, 2016, post-market, California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency.
On this news, Sempra Energy stock fell $5.00, or 5.4%, to close at $87.00 on January 7, 2016.
On February 2, 2016, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris filed a lawsuit against SoCalGas alleging violations of state health and safety laws. That same day, Los Angeles County filed criminal charges against SoCalGas for its failure to immediately report the leak following its detection.
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