Author Archive for Pamela A. MacLean

Judiciary Budget Boost

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The recent spending measure approved by Congress included a $6.7 billion appropriation for the federal judiciary, a nearly 3 percent increase in discretionary funding over fiscal year 2014. This increase is roughly $187 million.  It will help courts to recover…

Oh Sweet

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A federal judge has halted consideration of a class action against Mars Inc for allegedly misleading consumers about the calorie content of chocolate bars to give an appeals court time to resolve a similar case. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh…

Jaime Named Bankruptcy Judge

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Reno attorney Christopher Jaime has been named a judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Sacramento-based Eastern District of California, Chief Judge Sidney Thomas announced Tuesday. Jaime, 47, will take over Jan. 2, 2015 to fill a vacancy from…