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2015 Wilson, Simona v. Southern California Edison Company (2015) 234 Cal.App.4th 123
Court of Appeal reverses $4 million emotional distress judgment
Robin MeadowTimothy T. Coates
2014 Bing Crosby v. HLC Properties, Ltd. (2014) 223 Cal.App.4th 597
GMSR wins publicity rights dispute for Bing Crosby’s heirs; Court of Appeal’s decision helps delineate publicity rights of celebrities and their heirs, brings stability to settlements by reaffirming the breadth of releases of claims
Kent L. RichlandCynthia E. TobismanFeris M. Greenberger
2013 Stanton v. Sims (2013) 571 U.S. ____; 134 S. Ct. 3; 187 L.Ed.2d 341
Officer entitled to qualified immunity from suit for warrantless entry into home in hot pursuit of fleeing misdemeanant
Timothy T. Coates
2013 Farmers Insurance Exchange v. Superior Court (Bautista) (2013) 220 Cal.App.4th 1199
Court of Appeal holds that motor vehicle exclusion in a homeowners insurance policy applies to negligent supervision of a child killed by the family vehicle
Robert A. OlsonFeris M. Greenberger
2013 Adamo v. Fire Insurance Exchange (2013) 219 Cal.App.4th 1286
Court of Appeal affirms judgment for GMSR’s insurance carrier client in a coverage dispute involving “other structures.”
Robert A. OlsonGary J. Wax
2013 In re Meruelo Maddux Properties, Inc. (2013) 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 112105
GMSR successfully defends bankruptcy court order confirming Chapter 11 reorganization plan on appeal
Robin MeadowGary J. Wax
2013 Truck Insurance Exchange v. Superior Court (Golden State Developers, Inc.) (2013) 2013 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 5487
GMSR obtains writ of mandate preventing disclosure of attorney-client privileged documents and communications
Robert A. Olson
2013 Today’s Fresh Start v. Los Angeles County Office of Education (2013) 57 Cal.4th 197
Case challenging the procedures for revoking a charter school’s charter; decision clarifies the standards governing charter school revocation proceedings
Alison M. TurnerTimothy T. Coates
2013 Corona Summit v. SPUS05 Corona Summit (2013) 2013 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 4633
GMSR obtains $66 million reduction of judgment and reversal of alter ego determination
Kent L. RichlandEdward L. Xanders
2013 Corenbaum v. Lampkin (2013) 215 Cal.App.4th 1308 (amicus)
Court of Appeal holds unpaid amount of medical bills inadmissible to show future medical or noneconomic damages
Robert A. Olson
2013 Stoltenberg v. Ampton Investments (2013) 215 Cal.App.4th 161
Deciding an issue of first impression in a published decision, the Court of Appeal grants GMSR’s motion to dismiss the defendants’ appeal from an $8.5 million fraud judgment under the “disentitlement doctrine”
Marc J. Poster
2013 Bank of America, N.A. v. Danny Lahave, et al. (2013) 2013 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 2161
GMSR obtains reversal in Court of Appeal in commercial guaranty action
Robert A. Olson
2013 Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. Natural Resources Defense Council (2013) __U.S. __; 133 S.Ct. 710; 184 L.Ed.2d 547
United States Supreme Court held that the Ninth Circuit erred in holding the Los Angeles County Flood Control District liable for violations of the Clean Water Act
Timothy T. Coates
2012 Cardio Diagnostic Imaging, Inc. v. Farmers Group, Inc. et al. (2012) 212 Cal.App.4th 69
Affirming judgment for GMSR’s client, Court of Appeal holds that insurance policy exclusion for damage caused by water that “backs up or overflows” unambiguously applies to damage caused by toilet overflow due to blocked drain or sewer
Robert A. OlsonGary J. Wax
2012 Celador International, Inc. v. American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., et al. (2012) 499 Fed.Appx. 721, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 24820
Television show creator found contractually entitled to 50% of network’s profits; substantial evidence supported jury’s $269 million damages award
Robin MeadowRobert A. OlsonAlana H. Rotter
2012 Guerrette v. Farmers Group, Inc. et al. (2012) 2012 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 8636
Court of Appeal affirmed jury verdict for insurer, rejecting insured’s argument that denial of his fire damage claim was tantamount to cancelling his insurance policy and finding trial court did not err in admitting evidence of insured’s misrepresentations beyond those the insurer initially specified
Robert A. Olson
2012 Aguilar v. Goldstein (2012) 207 Cal.App.4th 1152
Breach of fiduciary duty claim not barred by anti-SLAPP statute, because it did not “arise from” earlier lawsuit filed by defendants
Kent L. Richland
2012 Ginsberg v. Gamson (2012) 205 Cal.App.4th 873
Court of Appeal reverses and directs entry of judgment for GMSR’s client in lease dispute, holding that lease was not perpetual
Robin Meadow
2012 Filarsky v. Delia (2012) 566 U.S. ____; 132 S.Ct. 1657; 182 L.Ed.2d 662 (amicus)
In a case that GMSR identified as a likely certiorari candidate and authored the sole amicus curiae brief supporting the certiorari petition, the Supreme Court reversed, holding that a private individual temporarily hired to carry out a public entity’s work is entitled to assert qualified immunity
Kent L. Richland
2012 Messerschmidt v. Millender (2012) 565 U.S. ____; 132 S.Ct. 1235; 182 L.Ed.2d 47
US Supreme Court held that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies were entitled to qualified immunity and thus could not be held personally liable for civil damages
Timothy T. Coates
2012 Coffee House v. Superior Court (2012) 2012 Cal.App. Unpub LEXIS 263
Shooting victims failed to show that any breach of duty by café proprietor caused their injuries
Robert A. OlsonAlana H. Rotter
2011 Flores v. County of Los Angeles (2011) 2011 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 9332
Wrongful death theory barred based on noncompliance with government claim statute
Martin SteinCarolyn Oill
2011 Howell v. Hamilton Meats & Provisions Co. (2011) 52 Cal.4th 541 (amicus)
Recovery for economic medical damages
Robert A. Olson
2011 Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. v. Superior Court (2011) 196 Cal.App.4th 1263 (amicus)
Court of Appeal confirms broad scope of attorney-client and work product protection
Robin MeadowRobert A. OlsonCynthia E. TobismanJeffrey E. Raskin
2011 Stern v. Marshall (2011) 564 U.S. ____; 131 S.Ct. 2594; 180 L.Ed.2d 475
The Supreme Court held that a bankruptcy court has statutory authority to enter final judgment on a debtor’s state-law counterclaims against a creditor, but that Article III of the United States Constitution makes the statutory grant unconstitutional. It also held that 28 U.S.C. section 157(b)(5), which specifies that district courts must order that “personal injury tort and wrongful death claims” be tried in district court, is not jurisdictional and creditors can consent, through their conduct, to a bankruptcy court resolving such claims.
Kent L. RichlandAlan DiamondEdward L. Xanders
2011 Hill v. Sullivan Automotive Group, LLC (2011) 2011 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 3726
Employer’s failure to add hours on wage statement causes no injury
Robert A. OlsonAlana H. Rotter
2011 Moore v. USC University Hospital, Inc. (9th Cir. 2011) 416 Fed.Appx. 640, 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 3860
Expert testimony on causation held insufficient in medical malpractice lawsuit
Timothy T. Coates
2010 Legal Defense Fund v. City of Huntington Beach (2010) 2010 Cal.App.Unpub. LEXIS 9862
Parks Challenges to funding mechanism for and electoral approval of new municipal senior center
Alison M. Turner
2010 Los Angeles County v. Humphries (2010) 562 U.S. ____; 131 S.Ct. 447; 178 L.Ed.2d 460
No declaratory or injunctive relief available in civil rights action against municipality under 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 absent wrongful policy, custom or practice approved or knowingly tolerated by local public entity policymakers.
Timothy T. CoatesAlison M. Turner
2010 Delgado v. City of Riverside (2010) 2010 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 9084
Civil rights suit alleging unreasonable use of deadly force in effecting arrest barred where it would necessarily imply the invalidity of resisting arrest conviction
Timothy T. CoatesAlana H. Rotter
2010 Shah v. County of Los Angeles (9th Cir. 2010) 399 Fed.Appx. 305, 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 21116
Award of attorney’s fees to successful civil rights defendant
Martin SteinAlison M. TurnerCynthia E. Tobisman
2010 Ra El v. Crain (9th Cir. 2010) 399 Fed.Appx. 180, 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 20536
Civil rights suit barred where it would necessarily imply criminal conviction’s invalidity
Timothy T. CoatesJeffrey E. Raskin
2010 Roosen v. Farrell (2010) 2010 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 7115
Application of anti-SLAPP statute to attorney’s filing without express client consent of cross-claims in prior action
Robin Meadow
2010 Price v. Stossel (9th Cir. 2010) 620 F.3d 992
Ninth Circuit holds that district court erred in dismissing GMSR’s client’s express defamation claim against ABC on anti-SLAPP grounds.
Robert A. Olson
2010 Jules Jordan Video, Inc. v. 144942 Canada Inc., et al. (9th Cir. 2010) 617 F.3d 1146
Copyright infringement; work-for-hire doctrine
Marc J. Poster
2010 In re Marriage of Armour/Ritter (2010) 2010 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 6108
Attorney’s fees in marital dissolution proceeding for collateral sealing issues
Robin MeadowEdward L. Xanders
2010 Arellano v. County of Los Angeles (2010) 2010 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 5903
County immunity for failing to provide medication for panic attacks during plaintiff's less-than-daylong detention in jail
Martin SteinCarolyn Oill
2010 Bowman v. Tommie Wyatt, Jr., et al. (2010) 186 Cal.App.4th 286
Standard jury instruction, CACI 3704, misstates employee/independent contractor tortfeasor test. Peculiar risk doctrine inapplicable to driving unloaded dump truck
Feris M. GreenbergerCarolyn Oill
2010 Greenspan v. LADT, LLC (2010) 185 Cal.App.4th 1413 (Greenspan I)
Arbitrator’s authority to interpret underlying contract, arbitration agreement and arbitration rules
Robin MeadowJeffrey E. Raskin
2010 City of Ontario v. Quon (2010) 560 U.S. 746; 130 S.Ct. 2619; 177 L.Ed.2d 216
Expectation of privacy in messages sent and received on his employer-issued device; Fourth Amendment’s prohibition of unreasonable searches and seizures
Kent L. Richland
2010 Citizens Business Bank v. DeMille (2010) 2010 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 4316
Trust could enforce former trustee’s undertaking for $1 million in damages and void transfer of assets to avoid obligation
Marc J. PosterAlana H. Rotter
2010 Alan Ladd Jr. v. Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. (2010) 184 Cal.App.4th 1298
Studio’s undervaluation of film producers’ share of revenues; infringement of film producer’s rights
Robert A. OlsonEdward L. Xanders
2010 Torihara v. The Regents of the University of California (2010) 2010 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 3690
MICRA statutes of limitations govern claimed injury suffered while being pushed in wheelchair between various tests in hospital.
Martin SteinCarolyn Oill
2010 Levitt v. Ross (2010) 2010 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 3598
Malpractice action against family practice doctor, requires expert opinion on the standard of care of a family medicine physician
Martin SteinAlison M. Turner
2010 Lockton v. O’Rourke (2010) 184 Cal.App.4th 1051
Standard for determining continuous representation on same specific subject matter for purposes of tolling statute of limitations in attorney malpractice action
Robin Meadow
2010 Gordon v. Kawamoto (2010) 2010 Cal.App Unpub. LEXIS 2577
Applying three-year MICRA statute of limitations
Martin SteinCarolyn Oill
2010 Jackson v. San Leandro Hospital (2010) 2010 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 2060
Expert testimony required to prove negligence in prescribing anti-seizure medication
Martin SteinCarolyn Oill
2010 Banks v. Pacific Homes Foundation (2010) 2010 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 1942
Charitable gift doctrine
Marc J. Poster
2010 Bridal Images, Inc. v. Truck Insurance Exchange (2010) 2010 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 1001
Insurer’s reasonable dispute of claim’s validity barred tort damages even though the claim itself was later held to be valid
Robert A. Olson
2010 Arellano v. The Regents of the University of California (2010) 2010 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 986
Failure to adequately explain missing opposition to summary judgment motion or requested continuance
Martin SteinCarolyn Oill

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