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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...

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"

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...