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 wins lawsuit for Commission on Judicial Performance

On December 19, 2017 the San Francisco Superior Court granted a complete victory to the firm’s client, the Commission on Judicial Performance, in its suit to stop Elaine Howle, the California State Auditor, for accessing its confidential records du… Read More
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Press from hearing in Commission on Judicial Performance v. Howle

The linked article discusses the November 3 hearing in the case Commission on Judicial Performance v. Elaine Howle, et al.  California Judicial Watchdog Gets Let Up on Secret Records The Commission on Judicial Performance (CJP) is an independent st… Read More
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Jim Wagstaffe teaches appeals to the BALF

On October 28, 2017, K&W Partner Jim Wagstaffe presented a day-long seminar on state and federal appeals to the Bay Area Legal Forum.  Jim provided “how to” tips and descriptions of state and federal appellate practice to a large audience of… Read More
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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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Shingle Springs Band of of Miwok Indians victorious in multimillion-dollar lawsuit

The linked article by Globe Newswire discusses the California Court of Appeal for the Third District’s opinion in Sharp Image Gaming v. Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians. The Court ruled that Sharp Image’s breach of contract claims… 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

–Allegations stem from the 2015 kidnapping of Denise Huskins, which police falsely accused Huskins of faking– San Francisco, CA – The United States District Court for the Eastern District of California has denied multiple motions to di… Read More
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Jim Wagstaffe speaks at SFSU Commencement

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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