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14-16317 - In re: Heller Ehrman LLP, et al v. Foley & Lardner LLP


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14-16317 - In re: Heller Ehrman LLP, et al v. Foley & Lardner LLP
July 27, 2016
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Filed Order for PUBLICATION (RICHARD R. CLIFTON, SANDRA S. IKUTA and ROYCE C. LAMBERTH) vacating submission, for certification to California State Supreme Court. We ask the California Supreme Court to resolve a question of state law: whether a dissolved law firm has a property interest in legal matters that are in progress but not completed at the time the law firm is dissolved, where the dissolved law firm had been retained to handle the matters on an hourly basis. (SEE ORDER FOR FULL TEXT) The Clerk of Court is hereby directed to transmit forthwith to the California Supreme Court, under official seal of the Ninth Circuit, a copy of this order and request for certification and all relevant briefs and excerpts of record pursuant to California Rule of Court 8.548. Submission of this case is withdrawn, and the case will be resubmitted following receipt of the California Supreme Court’s opinion on the certified question or notification that it declines to answer the certified question. The panel shall retain jurisdiction over further proceedings in this court. The parties shall notify the Clerk of this court within one week after the California Supreme Court accepts or rejects certification. In the event the California Supreme Court grants certification, the parties shall notify the Clerk within one week after the court renders its opinion. CERTIFICATION REQUESTED; SUBMISSION VACATED [10065807] [14-16315, 14-16317, 14-16318]