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Federal judge hired by commercial litigation funder IMF Bentham

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

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

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

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

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'

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.