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Paskenta Tribe ordered to pay attorneys’ fees of $1,049,559.16 to Cornerstone Community Bank

The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians sued Cornerstone Community Bank, and its CEO Jeffrey Finck, among others, in connection with the alleged embezzlement of millions of dollars by executives of the Tribe. The Tribe sued the Cornerstone defendants for negligence, breach of contract, and aiding and abetting the alleged embezzlements, even though the alleged embezzlers were authorized signers on the Tribe’s bank accounts at Cornerstone.

After the Court granted summary judgment in January dismissing all claims against Cornerstone, Cornerstone filed a motion to recover its attorneys’ fees...

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Attorney Blog

The Power of Attorney

By: Mia Bowler

A durable power of attorney is a common part of an estate plan. However, the purpose of the power of attorney is often misunderstood.

The power of attorney names an agent to handle financial affairs for the principal. The Uniform Statutory Form comes with a number of options that the principal can check conferring authority on the agent, for example for real property transactions, banking and financial institution transactions, tax matters, and several other categories.