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Federal judge hired by commercial litigation funder IMF Bentham

By Kate Jacobson | Nov 27, 2016

SANTA MONICA -- A commercial litigation financier has appointed a former federal judge to its U.S. investment committee.

Arbitration panel declares Blue Shield breached contract with Sutter Health

By Kate Jacobson | Oct 27, 2016

SACRAMENTO – An arbitration panel that Blue Shield of California engaged in an unlawful business practice against the not-for-profit Sutter Health network and breached its contracts with Sutter.

Leading Silicon Valley dealmaker joins Covington for West Coast expansion

By Kate Jacobson | Oct 21, 2016

SILICON VALLEY – Silicon Valley lawyer Tom DeFilipps was named chair of Covington & Burlington’s West Coast corporate practice group in September.

California county unions appeal to state supreme court on pension decision

By Kate Jacobson | Oct 13, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – Four labor union groups in Marin County, California, are asking the state supreme court to reconsider a lower court ruling that would alter pension plans and retirement benefits for public employees currently on the job.

U.S. Supreme Court seeks solicitor general's input on California securities case

By Kate Jacobson | Oct 13, 2016

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court has asked the solicitor general to weigh in on a jurisdiction question for a federal securities lawsuit out of California.

Lawyer chosen to give keynote speech at Sacramento safety summit says 'lots of variety in this practice'

By Kate Jacobson | Sep 27, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Northern California lawyer James Dufour will be a keynote speaker at the 2016 Sacramento Safety and Health Summit on Oct. 4, discussing his latest case and new regulatory laws in California.

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