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Orrick law firm offers student loan relief for new hires

Erik Derr Aug. 12, 2016, 7:38pm

OAKLAND – The law firm lauded by Vault.com for having this year's best summertime legal associate training program and the second-best diversity program in the nation is spearheading a market-leading student loan pay-off program.

Judge allows for limited class action against Apple and Path app for data breach

Erik Derr Aug. 12, 2016, 7:22pm

SAN FRANCISCO – Apple Inc. is asking a federal appeals court to overturn last month's ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Jon Tigar in the Northern District of California that an estimated 480,000 Apple users who downloaded the Path social network app can continue as a class against Path Inc. and Apple.

California controller fined for not reporting campaign contributions

Erik Derr Aug. 3, 2016, 6:53pm

SACRAMENTO – California's top financial officer, whose responsibility includes prodding other government entities to submit their financial reports on time, has been fined for missing seven campaign reports of her own.

UC Berkeley law professors view future of landmark Chevron deference

Erik Derr Aug. 3, 2016, 3:55pm

ARLINGTON, Va. – The U.S. Supreme Court's apparent recent retreat from its deference to the statutory interpretations of governmental agencies is causing concern, scholars said at an administrative law conference in June hosted by George Mason University's Center for the Study of the Administrative State. The event was held at the Antonin Scalia School of Law, newly dubbed in honor of the late Supreme Court justice.