Kerr & Wagstaffe obtains dismissal—with prejudice—in action against four Bay Area counties

The Northern District of California, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers presiding, dismissed nearly all claims brought against the counties of San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, and Contra Costa by putative classes of county jail inmates and their families a… Read More
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KERR & WAGSTAFFE LLP Wins Appeal Regarding Identities of Anonymous Glassdoor Reviewers

In the published opinion today, the First District Court of Appeal reversed the dismissal of a lawsuit by the firm’s client, ZL Technologies, Inc. for defamation against several persons who posted false and defamatory anonymous “reviews” on the… Read More
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Kerr & Wagstaffe Attorneys Selected as 2017 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

We are pleased to announce that Kerr & Wagstaffe partners James Wagstaffe, Ivo Labar, Adrian Sawyer and Michael von Loewenfeldt have been selected for inclusion on the 2017 Northern California Super Lawyers list for their work in the practice are… Read More
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Federal Court Denies Motion to Dismiss Defamation Case Against City of Vallejo

Federal Court Denies Motion to Dismiss Defamation Case Against City of Vallejo –Allegations stem from the 2015 kidnapping of Denise Huskins, which police falsely accused Huskins of faking– San Francisco, CA – The United States District… Read More
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Jim Wagstaffe Commencement Speaker

On May 25, 2017, Jim Wagstaffe delivered the Commencement Address at San Francisco State University’s Graduation.  Speaking to the 2017 Journalism graduates, Jim delivered his speech entitled “Journalists as Modern Storytellers.”  In the spee… Read More
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Jim Wagstaffe Discusses State of First Amendment

On May 24, 2017, Jim Wagstaffe was a legal panelist in a presentation on “The State of the First Amendment: Business as Usual or Panic in the Streets.”  The program was sponsored by San Francisco State University and took place at Parisoma in Sa… Read More
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The Wagstaffe Group Federal Practice Guide Released

In a first-of-its-kind release on May 23, 2017, The Wagstaffe Group Federal Practice Guide (online, e-book and 3 volume book) becomes available to judges and lawyers across the country.  In addition to 3,700 pages explaining all aspects of pretrial… Read More
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Jim Wagstaffe Addresses Judges in Northern District of Texas

In early May 2017, Jim Wagstaffe went to Dallas to address the federal judges for the Northern District of Texas.  He spoke on the subject of federal jurisdiction and promised “they could get three cases off their docket” by the following Monday… Read More
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Ivo Labar Featured in Law.com and The Recorder Articles on Hartford Insurance Class Action Suit

A federal court in San Francisco has certified a class of roughly 19,500 California policyholders in a putative suit against insurer The Hartford, which claims that The Hartford systematically underpays its policyholders by applying illegal depreciat… Read More
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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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