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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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New California Rules of Professional Conduct

By: Cory Darnell

On May 10, 2018, the California Supreme Court approved new California Rules of Professional Conduct (“New Rules”). Sixty-Nine New Rules have been implemented. It is the largest overhaul of the State’s rules in over thirty years. To provide some context into the scale of change, the previous Rules of Professional Conduct were thirty-three pages long, where new rules are 106 pages. These are changes that all 267,464 attorneys in California need to study.