ERCOT sued for $100M over boy's death in last week's freeze


Claiming gross negligence, the family of 11-year old Cristian Pineda, who died last week in the middle of the winter storms Houston dealt with, has sued ERCOT and Entergy for $100 Million. The Pineda family is represented by Tony Buzbee's law firm. The former Houston Mayoral candidate told Houston's Morning News they are waiting for the autopsy results, but indications are the boy died of hypothermia.

"His house was, like, 12 degrees, I think. We know the cold contributed to this young man's death," Buzbee said.

Buzbee said ERCOT needs to be held accountable for what they did in the middle of the storms.

"It's one thing not to have power, but when you're misled or lied to about when you are supposed to get your power back, that is what has made people so outraged about what we just went through," Buzbee explained.

The funeral for Pineda will be held next week in The Woodlands.

You can listen to the rest of the Buzbee interview with Jimmy Barrett and Shara Fryer below.


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