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Ninth Circuit confirms that tribal corporations are not Indian tribes for purposes of jurisdiction.

Jun 16, 2021
WVBR’s client, the Director of the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, was sued along with the California Attorney General by a tobacco distribution enterprise owned and incorporated by...

Are Evidentiary Rulings On Summary Judgment Reviewed De Novo Or For Abuse Of Discretion?

Jun 4, 2021
Michael von Loewenfeldt‘s article regarding an ongoing split regarding the standard of review of evidentiary rulings in the summary judgment context has been published by the Bar Association of San...

Third District Upholds Summary Adjudication Of Unexhausted Tax Challenge

Jun 1, 2021
On June 1, 2021, WVBR successfully defended on appeal a judgment on behalf of the California State Board of Equalization on a long running dispute between the Board and Verizon...

WVBR Obtains Reversal of Summary Judgment on UC Surgeon’s Retaliation Claims

May 19, 2021
On May 19, 2021, WVBR won an appeal before the Ninth Circuit on behalf of dentist and surgeon Dr. Hieu Pham challenging summary judgment on Dr. Pham’s claims that U.C....

Free Speech at the Supreme Court

Apr 16, 2021
WVBR partner Jim Wagstaffe was interviewed by the podcast “Conversations at the Schoolhouse Gate” in connection with B.L. v Mahanoy, which may well be one of the most significant student student...

Personal Jurisdiction and Ford

Apr 2, 2021
Jim Wagstaffe analyzes the new Ford Motor decision in "Personal Jurisdiction: Not Built Ford Tough"

Time to Reconsider the 14th Amendment for Trump’s Role in the Insurrection

Feb 11, 2021
Today, Jim Wagstaffe published his views on how constitutionally to proceed after the conclusion of Trump's second impeachment.

WVBR Obtains Reversal With Directions To Return $10.2 Million In Funds To Redwood City For Affordable Housing

Dec 31, 2020
WVBR ends the year with a major appellate victory on behalf of its client, Redwood City, reversing an adverse trial court decision that will result in $10.2 in affordable housing...

Trump Has a “Right to Pursue Legal Challenges” to Election, But Not Without the Facts

Nov 13, 2020
Today, Jim Wagstaffe published an article on Just Security adressing the incorrect claim that outgoing president Donald J. Trump has a “right” to file baseless litigation. As the article makes...

Busch Leads Digital Expert Panel

Oct 15, 2020
Drawing on his years of experience with complex digital-age disputes, and his background in computer science, Frank Busch led a panel of distinguished experts on the subject of when, and...