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Win for GIAA in Guam Supreme Court in Sunshine Act Dispute with DFS

On June 12, 2019 the Guam Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam (“GIAA”) in its ongoing dispute with DFS Guam L.P. clarifying issues around the Open Government Law (OGL) and the Sunshine Reform Act of 1999 (Sunshine Act) by ruling that under the Sunshine Act a Guam public agency is permitted to withhold executive session transcripts when they pertain to ongoing litigation even if not sealed under the OGL. CFJ's Kathy Fisher and Genevieve Rapadas argued the case before the Supreme Court.

Ninth Circuit Rules for Guam Airport in Ancestral Lands Case

On March 1, 2019 the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Guam International Airport Authority (GIAA) in a case brought by Vicente Crawford seeking compensation for the Airport's use of ancestral lands.  CFJ represented both GIAA and GIAA Board Chair Ricardo Duenas in the case and all claims were dismissed against both parties.  CFJ's Genevieve Rapadas had argued the case on behalf of GIAA and Chairman Duenas at the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco on November 15, 2018.  See our post

Gutierrez Co-Leads SHRM Panel: "Beyond #MeToo"

CFJ's Dana Gutierrez, joined by Rose Ayuyu Morales of GTA and Joann Muna of Guam Community College, led a panel discussion on February 6, 2019 for the Guam Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) entitled "Beyond #MeToo . . . Putting Your Sexual Harassment Knowledge Into Practice."

CFJ's Gutierrez Appointed to Guam Solid Waste Authority Board

Dana Gutierrez, of counsel at Calvo Fisher & Jacob, has been appointed by Governor Lourdes A. Leon Guerrero to the board of the Guam Solid Waste Authority.  Dana is the former Director of Policy, Planning and Community Relations at the Judiciary of Guam, and previously served as legal counsel and executive assistant to the President of the University of Guam.

CFJ's Rodney Jacob to Receive Prestigious Cristobal C. Dueñas Excellence Award from U.S. District Court of Guam

Everyone at Calvo Fisher & Jacob is very proud of long-time partner Rodney Jacob, who is receiving the Cristobal C. Dueñas Excellence Award from the District Court of Guam.  Rodney is just the sixth recipient of this prestigious award.  In the words of Chief Justice Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood, "To honor the legacy of the late Retired District Judge Cristobal C.

CFJ's Jacob Attends 9th Circuit Chief Judges Meeting

CFJ's Rodney Jacob currently serves as Guam's lawyer representative to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and is a member of the Lawyer Representative Coordinating Committee.  In that capacity, Rodney attended the Conference of Chief District Judges that was held in Tuscon, AZ on January 24-26, 2018.