Sierra Pacific Asks 9th Circ. To Nix Fire Deal, Cites Fraud

Law360, San Francisco (May 17, 2017, 7:59 PM EDT) -- Sierra Pacific Industries Inc. asked a Ninth Circuit panel Wednesday to set aside a $122.5 million settlement over a 2007 forest fire, arguing that the lower court had contravened its own order by considering facts and not legal arguments before ruling against a motion alleging that prosecutors framed the company.

Bill Warne of Downey Brand LLP said prosecutors committed “one of the most grotesque efforts to defraud the court that has ever been seen in California’s history” by giving investigators from the California Department of Forestry...
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USA v. Sierra Pacific Industries, Inc, et al


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15-15799

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Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

2890 Other Statutory Actions

Date Filed

April 21, 2015

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