Read the full story of Wadler v. Bio-Rad

In February, a unanimous federal jury in San Francisco found that Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. illegally fired its former General Counsel, Sanford Wadler, in retaliation for blowing the whistle on what he reasonably believed were violations of the Fore… Read More
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Kerr & Wagstaffe Wins $1.1 million Verdict for Client in Defamation Trial

Second Unanimous Jury Verdict in as Many Months for Firm (San Luis Obispo, California, March 16, 2017).  A unanimous jury in San Luis Obispo found Defendants CalCoastNews and its owner Karen Velie and Senior Correspondent Daniel Blackburn liable for… Read More
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News coverage of our $11M trial win in Wadler v. Bio-Rad

A unanimous federal jury in San Francisco found that Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. illegally fired its former General Counsel in retaliation for blowing the whistle on what he reasonably believed were violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The… Read More
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Former General Counsel Wins Nearly $11 Million Verdict Against Fortune 1000 Company in Whistleblower Retaliation Trial

(San Francisco, California, February 7, 2017). A unanimous federal jury in San Francisco found that Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. illegally fired its former General Counsel in retaliation for blowing the whistle on what he reasonably believed were viola… Read More
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California Supreme Court issues opinion that will help underinsured wildfire victims

This week, the California Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion upholding the California Insurance Commissioner’s powers to protect consumers in the home insurance buying process by requiring agents and brokers to more accurately estimate the am… Read More
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K&W Defeats Insurer’s Attempt to Cancel Policy After Fire Loss

In General Star Indemnity Company v. Thunderbutte Enterprises, LLC, No. 2:16-cv-00628-MCE-AC, K&W attorneys Ivo Labar and Dan Veroff successfully moved to dismiss a declaratory relief lawsuit brought by General Star against its insured asking th… Read More
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Kerr & Wagstaffe prevails in transferring patent case to California

The Northern District of Illinois granted a motion to transfer patent litigation brought by a non-practicing entity against the firm’s client, a California technology company.   This discretionary transfer will protect our client from unneces… Read More
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Seven K&W attorneys rated by Super Lawyers in 2016

The 2016 Super Lawyers selections have been officially announced, and seven attorneys from Kerr & Wagstaffe were selected: four to Super Lawyers and three to Rising Stars. Founding partner Jim Wagstaffe was selected to Super Lawyers and was also… Read More
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K&W featured in UC Hastings Magazine article on Attorneys in Residence program

In 2014, UC Hastings launched its Attorneys in Residence (AiR) program–a one-year, full-time attorney position for new Hastings grads. The Spring 2016 edition of UC Hastings Magazine ran an article on the AiR program featuring Kerr & Wagsta… Read More
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K&W partner Ivo Labar and associate Dan Veroff file amicus curiae brief for United Policyholders in support of CA Insurance Commissioner

All too often, homeowners believe they are fully insured only to find out, after disaster strikes, that they are actually insured for far less than they need. This is called “underinsurance,” and it is shockingly prevalent in the United States. T… Read More
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