The Honorable Elizabeth D. Laporte

U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, Department E

Biography

The Hon. Elizabeth D. Laporte is a magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. She was appointed to the bench on April 4, 1998.

Laporte earned a B.A. from Princeton University in 1975. She then attended Oxford University as a Marshall Scholar from 1975 to 1977. After receiving an M.A. in politics and economics, she returned to the United States and joined the Federal Trade Commission as a policy planner and economist. Then, in 1979, she began pursuing a J.D. at Yale Law School, where she completed her studies in 1982.

She began her legal career as a judicial law clerk for the Hon. Marilyn Hall Patel of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California in 1982. The following year, she joined Turner & Brorby, a San Francisco-based civil rights law firm. She practiced for the next eight years, eventually leaving to join the California Department of Insurance as an administrative law judge. Then, in 1996, she accepted a position in the Office of the City Attorney of San Francisco, where she became Chief of Special Litigation. She held that position until her appointment to the bench.

Laporte has served on the Board of Governors for the Northern California Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers as well as the Executive Committee of the Litigation Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco and the Bench Bar E-Discovery Committee of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Elizabeth D. Laporte

  • HERNANDEZ V. CITY OF NAPA

    Mar 21, 2011 | 

    781 F. Supp. 2d 975 (2011) Luz HERNANDEZ, Plaintiff, v. CITY OF NAPA, et al., Defendants. No. C-09-02782 EDL. United States District Court, N.D. California. March 21, 2011. Tim Allen Pori, Vallejo, CA, Anthony David Prince, Berkeley, CA, for Plaintiff. David C. Jones, Napa, CA, Gregory Mellon Fox, Bertrand...

  • CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY V. LUBCHENCO

    Dec 21, 2010 | 

    758 F. Supp. 2d 945 (2010) CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY, et al., Plaintiffs, v. Jane LUBCHENCO, et al., Defendants. No. C-09-04087 EDL. United States District Court, N.D. California. December 21, 2010. Brendan R. Cummings, Andrea A. Treece, Miyoko Sakashita, San Francisco, CA, for Plaintiffs. Lawson Emm...

  • MYSPACE, INC. V. GRAPHON CORP.

    Nov 23, 2010 | 

    756 F. Supp. 2d 1218 (2010) MYSPACE, INC., Plaintiff, v. GRAPHON CORPORATION, Defendant. Craigslist, Inc., Plaintiff, v. Graphon Corporation, Defendant. Nos. C-10-0604 EDL, C-10-1156 EDL. United States District Court, N.D. California. November 23, 2010. Jeffrey Michael Davidson, Deanna Kwong, Winslow Taub,...

  • RES-CARE INC. V. ROTO-ROOTER SERVICES CO.

    Oct 28, 2010 | 

    753 F. Supp. 2d 970 (2010) RES-CARE INC., Plaintiff, v. ROTO-ROOTER SERVICES COMPANY, Defendant. No. C-09-03856 EDL. United States District Court, N.D. California. October 28, 2010. James Anthony Napoli, Amelia Miazad, Jill N. Cartwright, Lori Campione Ferguson, Warren Richmond Webster, Hanson Bridgett LLP...

  • NGOC NGUYEN V. WELLS FARGO BANK, NA

    Oct 27, 2010 | 

    749 F. Supp. 2d 1022 (2010) Tony Phat NGOC NGUYEN, Plaintiff, v. WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. et al., Defendants. No. C-10-4081-EDL. United States District Court, N.D. California. October 27, 2010. Jamilla Ann Moore, Law Office of Jamilla Moore, Elk Grove, CA, for Plaintiff. Mark Tyler Flewelling, Esq., Yaw-Jiun...

  • GEORGE V. SONOMA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT.

    Aug 9, 2010 | 

    732 F. Supp. 2d 922 (2010) Valerie GEORGE, et al., Plaintiffs, v. SONOMA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT., et al., Defendants. No. C-08-02675 EDL. United States District Court, N.D. California. August 9, 2010. Steven Lance Wittels, Sanford Wittels & Heisler, LLP, New York, NY, David W. Sanford, Sanford Wittels & Hei...

  • MYSPACE, INC. V. GRAPHON CORPORATION

    Aug 6, 2010 | 

    732 F. Supp. 2d 915 (2010) MYSPACE, INC., Plaintiff, v. GRAPHON CORPORATION, Defendant. Craigslist, Inc., Plaintiff, v. Graphon Corporation, Defendant. Nos. C-10-0604 EDL, C-10-1156 EDL. United States District Court, N.D. California. August 6, 2010. Jeffrey Michael Davidson, Winslow Taub, Covington & Burli...

  • ZIRCON CORP. V. STANLEY WORKS

    May 14, 2010 | 

    713 F. Supp. 2d 881 (2010) ZIRCON CORPORATION, Plaintiff, v. The STANLEY WORKS, Defendants. No. C-09-0042-EDL. United States District Court, N.D. California. May 14, 2010. Clark S. Stone, Inchan Andrew Kwon, Jennifer McGuone Lantz, Nicolas Spiros Gikkas, Haynes and Boone, LLP, San Jose, CA, for Plaintiff. ...

  • DATEL HOLDINGS LTD. V. MICROSOFT CORP.

    Apr 23, 2010 | 

    712 F. Supp. 2d 974 (2010) DATEL HOLDINGS LTD., Plaintiff, v. MICROSOFT CORPORATION, Defendant. No. C-09-05535 EDL. United States District Court, N.D. California. April 23, 2010. Martin R. Glick, Bernard A. Burk, Daniel B. Asimow, Michelle Sabrina Ybarra, Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin a Profe...

  • SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC. V. NETWORK APPLIANCE, INC.

    Feb 24, 2010 | 

    688 F. Supp. 2d 957 (2010) SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC., Plaintiff, v. NETWORK APPLIANCE, INC., Defendant. No. C-07-05488 EDL. United States District Court, N.D. California. February 24, 2010. Carrie Lynne Williamson, David L. Alberti, Eliza Behold, Mark Fowler, Yakov M. Zolotorev, Christine Kerba Corbett, DLA P...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Elizabeth D. Laporte

  • HERNANDEZ V. CITY OF NAPA

    Mar 21, 2011 | 

    781 F. Supp. 2d 975 (2011) Luz HERNANDEZ, Plaintiff, v. CITY OF NAPA, et al., Defendants. No. C-09-02782 EDL. United States District Court, N.D. California. March 21, 2011. Tim Allen Pori, Vallejo, CA, Anthony David Prince, Berkeley, CA, for Plaintiff. David C. Jones, Napa, CA, Gregory Mellon Fox, Bertrand...

  • CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY V. LUBCHENCO

    Dec 21, 2010 | 

    758 F. Supp. 2d 945 (2010) CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY, et al., Plaintiffs, v. Jane LUBCHENCO, et al., Defendants. No. C-09-04087 EDL. United States District Court, N.D. California. December 21, 2010. Brendan R. Cummings, Andrea A. Treece, Miyoko Sakashita, San Francisco, CA, for Plaintiffs. Lawson Emm...

  • MYSPACE, INC. V. GRAPHON CORP.

    Nov 23, 2010 | 

    756 F. Supp. 2d 1218 (2010) MYSPACE, INC., Plaintiff, v. GRAPHON CORPORATION, Defendant. Craigslist, Inc., Plaintiff, v. Graphon Corporation, Defendant. Nos. C-10-0604 EDL, C-10-1156 EDL. United States District Court, N.D. California. November 23, 2010. Jeffrey Michael Davidson, Deanna Kwong, Winslow Taub,...

  • RES-CARE INC. V. ROTO-ROOTER SERVICES CO.

    Oct 28, 2010 | 

    753 F. Supp. 2d 970 (2010) RES-CARE INC., Plaintiff, v. ROTO-ROOTER SERVICES COMPANY, Defendant. No. C-09-03856 EDL. United States District Court, N.D. California. October 28, 2010. James Anthony Napoli, Amelia Miazad, Jill N. Cartwright, Lori Campione Ferguson, Warren Richmond Webster, Hanson Bridgett LLP...

  • NGOC NGUYEN V. WELLS FARGO BANK, NA

    Oct 27, 2010 | 

    749 F. Supp. 2d 1022 (2010) Tony Phat NGOC NGUYEN, Plaintiff, v. WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. et al., Defendants. No. C-10-4081-EDL. United States District Court, N.D. California. October 27, 2010. Jamilla Ann Moore, Law Office of Jamilla Moore, Elk Grove, CA, for Plaintiff. Mark Tyler Flewelling, Esq., Yaw-Jiun...

  • GEORGE V. SONOMA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT.

    Aug 9, 2010 | 

    732 F. Supp. 2d 922 (2010) Valerie GEORGE, et al., Plaintiffs, v. SONOMA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT., et al., Defendants. No. C-08-02675 EDL. United States District Court, N.D. California. August 9, 2010. Steven Lance Wittels, Sanford Wittels & Heisler, LLP, New York, NY, David W. Sanford, Sanford Wittels & Hei...

  • MYSPACE, INC. V. GRAPHON CORPORATION

    Aug 6, 2010 | 

    732 F. Supp. 2d 915 (2010) MYSPACE, INC., Plaintiff, v. GRAPHON CORPORATION, Defendant. Craigslist, Inc., Plaintiff, v. Graphon Corporation, Defendant. Nos. C-10-0604 EDL, C-10-1156 EDL. United States District Court, N.D. California. August 6, 2010. Jeffrey Michael Davidson, Winslow Taub, Covington & Burli...

  • ZIRCON CORP. V. STANLEY WORKS

    May 14, 2010 | 

    713 F. Supp. 2d 881 (2010) ZIRCON CORPORATION, Plaintiff, v. The STANLEY WORKS, Defendants. No. C-09-0042-EDL. United States District Court, N.D. California. May 14, 2010. Clark S. Stone, Inchan Andrew Kwon, Jennifer McGuone Lantz, Nicolas Spiros Gikkas, Haynes and Boone, LLP, San Jose, CA, for Plaintiff. ...

  • DATEL HOLDINGS LTD. V. MICROSOFT CORP.

    Apr 23, 2010 | 

    712 F. Supp. 2d 974 (2010) DATEL HOLDINGS LTD., Plaintiff, v. MICROSOFT CORPORATION, Defendant. No. C-09-05535 EDL. United States District Court, N.D. California. April 23, 2010. Martin R. Glick, Bernard A. Burk, Daniel B. Asimow, Michelle Sabrina Ybarra, Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin a Profe...

  • SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC. V. NETWORK APPLIANCE, INC.

    Feb 24, 2010 | 

    688 F. Supp. 2d 957 (2010) SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC., Plaintiff, v. NETWORK APPLIANCE, INC., Defendant. No. C-07-05488 EDL. United States District Court, N.D. California. February 24, 2010. Carrie Lynne Williamson, David L. Alberti, Eliza Behold, Mark Fowler, Yakov M. Zolotorev, Christine Kerba Corbett, DLA P...

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