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March 12, 2014

Burke Delivers! BWS Obtains Favorable Ruling on Behalf of San Jose Unified School District in Charter School Zoning Case

Brian M. Affrunti, John R. Yeh

The San Jose Unified School District has prevailed in a lawsuit against the Santa Clara County Board of Education challenging the County Board's January 23, 2013 resolution attempting to exempt a Rocketship Education charter school from local zoning requirements.

March 6, 2014

Appellate Court Rejects Pharmacy Reimbursement Rate Claims

J. Leah Castella

In a 3-0 published decision in Keffler, et. al., v. Partnership Healthplan of California, the First District Court of Appeals ruled that Partnership Healthplan, a managed care organization that contracts with the State of California to ensure that Medi-Cal recipients in Solano, Yolo, Napa, Marin, and Mendocino Counties have access to quality medical care, is not required to consider pharmacies' costs of obtaining prescription drugs when setting its reimbursement rates.  Partnership Healthplan was represented by Burke attorney J. Leah Castella and by Douglas S. Cumming. 

February 19, 2014

State, Cities Still Wrangling Over Billions in Redevelopment Money


J. Leah Castella, Cyrus Musiker

Cyrus Musiker of KQED News recently wrote an article highlighting the redevelopment wind-down litigation that Leah Castella, one of our partners, is handling for the City of Brentwood.