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Category: In the news

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"

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...

What To Expect On Key Civil Procedure Issues From Barrett

Sep 29, 2020
Jim Wagstaffe analyzes Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Civil Procedure jurisprudence and explains what to expect if she is confirmed.

WVBR Vindicates Ownership of Oscar-Winning Technology

Jul 31, 2020
WVBR obtains Ninth Circuit opinion affirming verdict restoring ownership of intellectual property to its inventor.

WVBR Obtains Reversal In Major Class Action

Jul 29, 2020
WVBR obtains reversal of district court decision dismissing consumer protection claims challenging “prescription” pet food. The Ninth Circuit agreed that Prescription or Rx implies a product contains drugs or controlled...

WVBR Obtains Summary Judgment for Developer

Dec 10, 2019
On December 10, 2019, United States District Judge John A. Mendez of the Eastern District of California granted summary judgment in favor of WVBR’s client in the matter of Myrtle...

Michael von Loewenfeldt argues at WA Supreme Court

Mar 14, 2019
Today, Michael von Loewenfeldt argued before the Washington State Supreme Court in defense of his win before the Court of Appeals. The argument is available online at https://www.tvw.org/watch/?eventID=2019031094. WVBR is...

WVBR Obtains Dismissal in “Monk of Mokha” litigation

Mar 5, 2019
Today, Judge Haywood S. Gilliam of the United States District Court in and for the Northern District of California granted motions to dismiss by three groups of defendants that together...