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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 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
 
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 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
 
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
 
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
 
2009 Blanks v. Seyfarth Shaw (2009) 171 Cal.App.4th 336
Reversing $30 million legal malpractice judgment because of error in instructing on Talent Agencies Act
Kent L. RichlandBarbara W. Ravitz
 
2008 HLC Properties v. MCA Records (2008) 2008 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 3993
Entertainer entitled to jury trial of contract and rescission claims
Kent L. RichlandCynthia E. Tobisman
 
2007 Perrillo v. Picco & Presley (2007) 157 Cal.App.4th 914 & 2007 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 9860
Workers’ compensation award is medical expert’s exclusive remedy for medical-legal services that overlap workers’ compensation and civil cases
Kent L. RichlandJeffrey E. Raskin
 
2007 Chosak v. Alameda County Medical Center (2007) 153 Cal.App.4th 549
Whether medical student is a “health care provider” for purposes of the MICRA statute of limitations
Kent L. RichlandCarolyn Oill
 
2006 Gordon v. Richard Maslan & Company (2006) 2006 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 11452
Tolling of five-year statute to bring civil case to trial
Kent L. RichlandMarc J. PosterBarbara W. Ravitz
 
2006 Fremont Indem. Co. v. Fremont General Corp. (2006) 143 Cal.App.4th 50
Lawyer not disqualified where he represented both parties while they were adverse in a third action
Kent L. Richland
 
2006 Marshall v. Marshall (2006) 547 U.S. 293; 126 S.Ct. 1735; 164 L.Ed.2d 480
Claims based on interference with an inter vivos trust do not fall within the “probate” exception to federal jurisdiction
Kent L. RichlandAlan DiamondEdward L. Xanders
 
2006 Bosworth v. Whitmore (2006) 135 Cal.App.4th 536
Court’s power to impose arbitration deadlines and to appoint/replace arbitrators
Kent L. RichlandEdward L. Xanders
 
2005 Eddins v. Redstone (2005) 134 Cal.App.4th 290
Extent to which pricing under revenue-sharing agreement between studios and video distributor violates California’s Unfair Practices Act
Kent L. RichlandEdward L. Xanders
 
2005 Red Coat Capital Management v. CIBC World Markets (2005) 2005 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 9408
Fraudulent inducement in hedge fund agreement
Kent L. Richland
 
2005 Gordon v. Superior Court (2005) 2005 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 3659
$500,000 sanction against party without proper notice or statutory authority
Kent L. RichlandMarc J. Poster
 
2004 Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. v. Superior Court (Brown) (2004, B178678)
Challenge to discovery confidentiality order in tire-separation litigation (settled before decision)
Kent L. Richland
 
2004 Slesinger v. Disney (2004) 2004 WL 612818
Media access to court file
Kent L. Richland
 
2003 Franciscan Hill Homeowners’ Association v. Newhall Land (2003) 2003 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 11312
Construction defect instructional error, damage prejudgment interest
Kent L. RichlandFeris M. Greenberger
 
2003 Cleveland v. Viacom (5th Cir. 2003) 73 Fed. Appx. 736; 2003 U.S. App. LEXIS 17717
Federal antitrust violations and price discrimination
Kent L. RichlandEdward L. Xanders
 
2003 City of Cypress v. CIPA (2003) (Arbitration Decision)
Denial of insurance coverage to city by joint powers authority
Kent L. Richland
 
2003 Mansell v. Otto (2003) 108 Cal.App.4th 265
Lawyer not liable for invasion of privacy where plaintiff’s medical records were ordered to be produced by court
Kent L. Richland
 
2003 Burch v. Children’s Hospital of Orange County Thrift Stores, Inc. (2003) 109 Cal.App.4th 537
Section 998 settlement offer was invalid where made to multiple defendants without apportionment
Kent L. Richland
 
2003 Velasquez v. RE/MAX Big Bear (2003) 2003 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 4936
Liability for injuries to homeowner’s guest caused by appliance defectively installed by unlicensed handyman hired by real estate agency
Kent L. Richland
 
2002 Roberts v. Redlands Centennial Bank (2002) 2002 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 6539
Fraudulent inducement of employment contract
Kent L. RichlandEdward L. Xanders
 
2001 Day v. City of Fontana (2001) 25 Cal.4th 268
Availability of non-economic damages from municipality under Civil Code section 3333.4 for nuisance and dangerous condition of public property
Kent L. Richland
 
2001 Leko v. Cornerstone Bldg. Inspection Service (2001) 86 Cal.App.4th 1109
Real estate broker precluded from asserting equitable indemnity claims against home inspection company (amicus curiae brief)
Kent L. RichlandEdward L. Xanders
 
2000 GAB Business Services, Inc. v. Lindsey & Newsom Claims Services, Inc. (2000) 83 Cal.App.4th 409
Unfair competition suit against a former employee-officer for breach of fiduciary duties
Kent L. RichlandBarbara W. Ravitz
 
2000 Dickson v. Brobeck Phleger & Harrison (2000) 83 Cal.App.4th 436
Partnership dissolution; accounting for "unfinished business"
Kent L. RichlandRobin MeadowBarbara W. Ravitz
 
2000 Krause v. Wellisch (2000) 2000 Cal. LEXIS 5973
Doctor’s report protected by absolute privilege
Kent L. RichlandFeris M. Greenberger
 
2000 Cruz v. HomeBase (2000) 83 Cal.App.4th 160
Punitive damages judgment reversed because security supervisor not “managing agent”
Kent L. Richland
 
2000 Shaw v. Hughes Aircraft Co. (2000) 83 Cal.App.4th 1336
Wrongful termination judgment reversed because of inconsistent verdicts
Kent L. Richland
 
1999 Sipple v. Foundation for Nat. Progress (1999) 71 Cal.App.4th 226
Defamation action dismissed because plaintiff a “public figure”
Kent L. Richland
 
1999 Hermit’s Glen Productions, Inc. v. Twentieth Century Fox Films Corp. (1999, B113342)
Enforcement of profit participation clause
Kent L. RichlandRobin MeadowEdward L. Xanders
 
1998 Salgado v. County of Los Angeles (1998) 19 Cal.4th 629
Medical malpractice – periodic payment issues under MICRA
Martin SteinKent L. RichlandFeris M. Greenberger
 
1998 Batchelder v. Kawamoto (9th Cir. 1998) 147 F.3d 915
Standing to bring derivative action of holder of American Depository Receipts of Japanese corporation; choice of law
Kent L. RichlandRobin MeadowAlan Diamond
 
1997 Moeller v. Superior Court (1997) 16 Cal.4th 1124
Attorney-client privilege not binding on a successor trustee
Kent L. RichlandCarolyn Oill
 
1997 Mattco Forge, Inc. v. Arthur Young & Co. (1997) 52 Cal.App.4th 820
Nature of proof required for malpractice case-within-a-case; appropriate jury instruction defining "clear and convincing evidence"
Kent L. RichlandRobin Meadow
 
1996 Lillie v. Bliffen (1996, B085804)
Adequacy of superior court’s specification of reasons for granting new trial
Kent L. RichlandFeris M. Greenberger
 
1996 Bishop v. Hyundai Motor America (1996) 44 Cal.App.4th 750
Lemon Law case regarding availability of emotional distress and loss of use damages
Kent L. RichlandAlison M. Turner
 
1996 Roddenberry v. Roddenberry (1996) 44 Cal.App.4th 634
Ex-wife of Star Trek creator presented no substantial evidence supporting her claim to proceeds from Star Trek projects
Kent L. RichlandBarbara W. Ravitz
 
1995 Wesson v. Bloom (1995, B063555)
Medical malpractice – instructional error and evidentiary issues
Kent L. RichlandFeris M. Greenberger
 
1995 Wells Fargo Bank v. Bank of America (1995) 32 Cal.App.4th 424
Enforceability of price-indexing clause in 95-year old lease based on novation of lease
Kent L. RichlandFeris M. Greenberger
 
1994 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. v. Intel Corp. (1994) 9 Cal.4th 362
Legal error does not compel reversal of arbitration award (consultation)
Irving H. GreinesKent L. RichlandRobert A. Olson
 
1994 Haycock v. Hughes Aircraft Co. (1994) 22 Cal.App.4th 1473
Wrongful termination: Presumption of at-will employment under Labor Code section 2922
Kent L. RichlandFeris M. GreenbergerAlison M. Turner
 
1993 Looney v. Superior Court (1993) 16 Cal.App.4th 521
Threshold proof of “malice, oppression or fraud” must be viewed through “clear and convincing” standard
Kent L. Richland
 
1992 Central Pathology Service Medical Clinic, Inc. v. Superior Court (1992) 3 Cal.4th 181
MICRA punitive damages provisions apply to claimed intentional torts
Kent L. Richland
 
1992 Jacoves v. United Merchandising Corp, et al. (1992) 5 Cal.App.4th 1318
Medical malpractice against hospital – negligence of physician imputed to hospital; duty to inform plaintiffs of remarks suggesting decedent son was contemplating suicide
Kent L. RichlandFeris M. Greenberger
 
1992 George v. International Society for Krishna Consciousness (1992) 3 Cal.App. 4th 52
Mixed tort action based on alleged “brainwashing” of teenage plaintiff by ISKCON religious entities and officials
Kent L. RichlandBarbara W. Ravitz
 

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