Ninth Circuit Affirms Decision in False Claims Act Dispute

The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has published a decision affirming Kerr & Wagstaffe’s defeat of a summary judgment motion in a False Claims Act dispute against Academy of Art University.  The dispute relates to the Academy’s recei… Read More
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Sander v. State Bar – Court of Appeal Upholds State Bar’s Decision to Protect Privacy Rights of Attorneys

In a case tried and argued on appeal by Kerr & Wagstaffe LLP, the Court of Appeal for the First District has issued a decision that protects the privacy of hundreds of thousands of California lawyers and confirms that California public agencies a… Read More
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Kerr & Wagstaffe obtains reversal of summary judgment with instructions to dismiss in case over downpayment assistance in Washington

On June 11, 2018, the Washington Court of Appeals Division I reversed a summary judgment against one of Kerr & Wagstaffe’s clients, remanding the action to be dismissed for lack of standing.   The firm’s client, National Homebuyers’ Fu… Read More
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Kerr & Wagstaffe obtains reversal of summary judgment in pregnancy discrimination claim

On May 23, 2018, the Court of Appeal for the First District reversed a summary judgment against one of Kerr & Wagstaffe’s clients, remanding the action for further proceedings on her pregnancy discrimination claim under the California Fair Empl… Read More
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CA Wildfire Devastation Sparks 3 New Proposals For Changes Regarding Large-Scale Disaster Claims

The devastating wildfires in California in 2017 and prior years have encouraged California lawmakers to propose groundbreaking and novel changes to the Insurance Code. Three new bills in  particular, could make disaster damage much simpler to res… Read More
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State Supreme Court Denies Direct Appeal in CJP Case

The California Supreme Court denied  the State Auditor’s Petition for Transfer to Supreme Court.  The case will move forward as scheduled before the 1st District Court.  The article regarding the decision can be found here.   Read More
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Supreme Court Upholds Decision on Oakland Building Inspection Appeal Process

The California Supreme Court unanimously denied review of a January ruling by a state appeals court that said Oakland was violating California law. The state law, enacted in 2010, requires cities to set up independent appeals boards to hear property… Read More
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Learn where your insurance claim should be six months after the fires

Kerr & Wagstaffe LLP is offering a free presentation on Friday April 13th from 9:00 – 10:00 am at the Sonoma County Farm Bureau Building in Santa Rosa.  The presentation will provide attendees with important information pertaining to their… Read More
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Dan Veroff publishes "Natural Disasters Have Changed the Insurance Marketplace in California for the Worse; Legislative Action is Necessary" in the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Excess, Surplus Lines and Reinsurance Committee - Winter 2018 Newsletter.

Dan Veroff’s article in the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Committee News discusses how California consumers in high risk areas, known as the wildland urban interface (“WUI”) are rapidly losing affordable coverage. The ABA publica… Read More
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State Auditor Seeks Direct Appeal in Dispute with Commission on Judicial Performance

The State Auditor is seeking a direct appeal to the State Supreme Court in its dispute with the CJP over access to confidential discipline records.  Michael von Loewenfeldt comments in a Daily Journal article covering the State Auditor’s appe… Read More
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