LOS ANGELES -- National Public Finance Guarantee has confirmed that the bond insurer has hired a new firm to replace Winston & Strawn, the firm disqualified by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Meredith Jury in the San Bernardino Chapter 9 bankruptcy case.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges will replace Winston & Strawn in both the Stockton and San Bernardino Chapter 9 bankruptcy cases, said Kevin Brown, a spokesman for the bond insurer.

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