Calvo Fisher & Jacob associate Christian Calvo was sworn in as a member of the Guam Bar on May 14. He appears in this photo with justices of the Guam Supreme Court, colleagues from CFJ and members of his family. Christian joins his father, Eduardo "Champ" Calvo and sister, Jennifer Calvo, as attorneys with the firm.
CFJ partner Rodney Jacob's op-ed is available here.
CFJ's Rodney Jacob and Kathy Fisher are representing two Norwegian insurance companies in litigation relating to the proper venue for a wrongful death claim. A federal court judge in Guam ruled on March 9, 2017 on behalf of the companies finding that the dispute belongs in arbitration in Norway under the terms of an underlying arbitration agreement.
CFJ's Genevieve Rapadas was in Guam Superior Court on September 29, 2016 to ask the court to to confirm the arbitration award in favor of YTK in the Hotel Wharf matter and bring an end to a dispute of over 10 years with the Port of Guam.
KUAM video coverage of the hearing includes some of Rapadas' arguments to the court, Court hearing held in Port v. YTK matter.
CFJ's Michael Pangelinan, who has served as a Commissioner of the Guam Public Utilities Commission for the past nine years, has been reappointed to a new six-year term by Governor Eddie Calvo. Mike's nomination was confirmed by the Guam Legislature on February 18, 2016 following a legislative committee hearing where Mike's service to the Commission was praised by PUC staff members and Senators alike.
An article in the Daily Journal, "Lawyer's commute is 17 time zones," features CFJ's Kathy Fisher and the firm's unique capability to seamlessly handle cases in California, Guam and Saipan. According to the article, "Even after more than 16 years of flying across the Pacific Ocean to try cases, Kathleen V. Fisher is still trying to find the right work-life balance. A San Francisco-based name partner at Guam-based Calvo Fisher & Jacob LLP, Fisher is one of a few California lawyers who is admitted to practice in the Micronesian islands of Guam and Saipan."
On December 19, 2012 the Guam Supreme Court ruled in favor of Docomo, affirming the judgement of the Superior Court of Guam in the case of Ramos v. Docomo Pacific, Inc., 2012 Guam 20. Edgar Ramos had sued Docomo Pacific for wrongful termination, but the trial court had dismissed his complaint. Attorneys at Calvo Fisher & Jacob briefed the case to the Supreme Court and CFJ partner Kathy Fisher successfully argued the case on behalf of Docomo.
Kathy Fisher and Rodney Jacob, along with Cathy Yanni of JAMS, published an article in The Recorder on April 16, 2012, "Cross-border mediation: when negotiating with a party in Asia, patience and knowledge of local customs are key to a successful resolution."
The Supreme Court of Guam ruled on December 30, 2011 that Younex International's zone variance approval for an $140 million condominium project on Guam was wrongly nullified. Attorneys from Calvo Fisher & Jacob briefed and argued this closely-watched case on behalf of Younex in the Supreme Court.