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Kanno v. Marwit Capital Partners II, L.P. (Dec. 22, 2017, G052348) __ Cal.App.5th __

In negotiations over the defendants’ purchase of the client’s family business, the client agreed to accept, as part of the purchase price, $2.5 million in stock of one of the acquiring companies—but he required that the defendants agree to redeem the stock at a fixed

In re Marriage of Wendelburg (unpublished, 2d Civ. B270355)

In a marital dissolution action, the husband argued that the wife’s shares in a corporation she co-owned with her father were community property because the wife, GMSR’s client, acquired them during marriage and a corporate document stated that she had provided half of the consideration

Martinez v. Decurion Corp., 2017 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 8209

Martinez v. The Decurion Corp. (unpublished, 2d Civ. B270616):  A moviegoer tripped over a bench after being evacuated from a movie theater whose fire alarm was triggered by burnt popcorn.  The moviegoer sued the theater, GMSR’s client, for negligence.  She asserted several negligence theories, including

Prometheus Real Estate Group., Inc. v. Marazzo, 2017 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 7234

Prometheus, a real estate developer, entered into an agreement with GMSR’s property-owner client that contemplated a residential development in Mountain View on the client’s property. Prometheus sued the property owner for breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing after the property

Advanced Air Management, Inc. v. Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., 2017 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 6133

After GMSR’s client, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, performed maintenance on a business jet, the jet’s charter operator sued for breach of contract and negligence.   Gulfstream petitioned to compel arbitration, relying on the signed jet maintenance terms and conditions, which included a clause requiring arbitration under American

Topete v. Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region, 2017 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 5291

Plaintiff brought a medical malpractice action against GMSR’s client, Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region, and several individual physicians.  She sought to hold Sutter Health liable for negligent hiring or retention of a physician.  The court of appeal affirmed summary judgment for Sutter Health.  It held

CRST, Inc. v. Superior Court (2017) 11 Cal. App. 5th 1255

A truck driver allegedly caused an accident. Unbeknownst to his employer, he had a significant pre-employment history of alcohol and drug abuse and vehicle accidents. This was not discovered by a third-party which handled pre-employment screenings. The driver also had some minor accidents and speeding

City of Los Angeles v. AECOM Services, Inc. (9th Cir. 2017) 854 F.3d 1149

This landmark preemption decision will benefit municipalities across the country.  Two disabled persons sued GMSR’s client, the City of Los Angeles, under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and § 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (RHA), alleging that a bus facility was

Wind Dancer Production Group v. Walt Disney Pictures (2017) 10 Cal.App.5th 56

GMSR’s clients, the creators and producers of the hit television show Home Improvement, sued Disney for underpaying their profit participation.  Disney obtained summary judgment on the basis of an “incontestability clause” in its contract with plaintiffs that, Disney claimed and the trial court found, absolutely

National Fire Ins. Co. of Hartford v. Great American Ins. Co., 2017 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1453

Hundreds of diners developed hepatitis, and several died, after consuming tainted green onions.  Two insurers of a company in the distribution chain agreed to transfer control of (at least) that company’s defense to the insurer with greater policy limits.  Years later, a jury found that