CFJ's Jacob Pens Op-Ed for USAToday: Equality Lacking for Guam, Territories
CFJ partner Rodney Jacob's op-ed is available here.
Victory for CFJ Client in Federal Court Sends Wrongful Death Suit to Arbitration
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 Gutierrez Provides Employment Law Perspectives at Guam HR Conference
CFJ’s Dana Gutierrez was a featured speaker at the annual conference of the Guam chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) at the Lotte Hotel Guam on October 7, 2016.
An article in Pacific Daily News, Conference addresses HR issues, highlighted Dana’s role:
Calvo Fisher & Jacob's Rapadas Asks Court to Confirm YTK Arbitration Award
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 Pangelinan Reappointed as Commissioner of the Guam PUC
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.
Daily Journal Highlights CFJ's Guam/San Francisco Connection
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."
CFJ Prevails in Guam Supreme Court for Docomo
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.
Fisher and Jacob in The Recorder on Cross-Border Mediation in Asia
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."
Guam Supreme Court Rules for CFJ Client in Development Dispute
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.