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We have successfully represented lawyers, accountants, trustees, and other professionals accused of a wide range of malfeasance, and we are intimately familiar the ins and outs of appeals from anti-SLAPP proceedings.
Professional Malfeasance Cases by Kent L. Richland
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Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP v. J-M Manufacturing Co., Inc. (2016) 244 Cal.App.4th 590
Court of Appeal reversed a $1.7 million judgment against GMSR’s client J-M Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Kent L. RichlandJeffrey E. Raskin

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. Richland

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

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

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

Pilson v. Friedman (1991) 1991 Cal. LEXIS 4555
Adequacy of pleading for malicious prosecution and abuse of process
Kent L. RichlandFeris M. Greenberger

Lubetzky v. State Bar (1991) 54 Cal.3d 308
Evidence insufficient to deny applicant admission to State Bar
Kent L. Richland

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