CalPERS Fights To DQ Winston & Strawn In Calif. Bankruptcies

Law360, New York (June 7, 2013, 9:05 PM EDT) -- The California Public Employees' Retirement System on Thursday defended its efforts to disqualify Winston & Strawn LLP from Chapter 9 bankruptcies in two California cities, arguing a creditor had misinterpreted California law when it said side-switching at the law firm didn't represent an “extreme” conflict.

CalPERS took issue last month with five attorneys hired by Winston who previously represented it in the bankruptcies of Stockton and San Bernardino, Calif., only to then perform services for Creditor National Public Finance Guarantee Corp. in the same proceedings after...
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City of San Bernardino, California

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California Central

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August 1, 2012

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