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David Faigman, Hastings College of the Law. (Photo: Jason Doiy/ALM) David Faigman, Hastings College of the Law. (Photo: Jason Doiy/ALM)

David Faigman, the chancellor and dean of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, has experienced plenty of firsts this semester as the school has adapted to life during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, the dean added another first to that list as he led the school to join a lawsuit as a plaintiff against the city and county of San Francisco. The school joined other residents and businesses in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood claiming in a federal lawsuit that San Francisco officials have allowed the area to become “a containment zone” for drug and homelessness issues—issues further complicated by the current public health crisis.

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Ross Todd

Ross Todd is the Editor/columnist for the Am Law Litigation Daily. He writes about litigation of all sorts. Previously, Ross was the Bureau Chief of The Recorder, ALM's California affiliate. Contact Ross at rtodd@alm.com. On Twitter: @Ross_Todd.

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