National book tour for The Wagstaffe Group's Federal Practice Guide

LexisNexis recently published an online federal practice guide from The Wagstaffe Group, also available in three volumes.  Along with Jim Wagstaffe, several lawyers at K&W have contributed chapters, including Ivo Labar, Adrian Sawyer, Frank Busc… Read More
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Insurance claim help for Nor-Cal fire survivors

In the wake of the disastrous wildfires in Northern California, Kerr & Wagstaffe has updated its website with new information for insurance policyholders.  The firm’s Insurance Law Coverage website provides guidance on common insurance q… Read More
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Information for Nor-Cal fire disaster victims

The linked article from the San Francisco Chronicle contains helpful guidance for victims of the Northern California fires. K&W partner Ivo Labar is quoted with suggestions on dealing with insurance issues. 6 things fire disaster victims should d… 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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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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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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