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GMSR’s appellate work has been on the leading edge of important tort issues, running the gamut from duty to breach to causation and damages. Our substantive experience includes personal injury, property damage, fraud and misrepresentation, products liability, landowner liability, vicarious liability, defamation and invasion of privacy, and construction defects.
Tort Litigation Cases by Kent L. Richland
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Isbister v. Boys’ Club of Santa Cruz, Inc. (1985) 40 Cal.3d 72
Unruh Civil Rights Act applies to a private Boys Club
Kent L. Richland

Turpin v. Sortini (1982) 31 Cal.3d 220
Scope of damages recoverable in a “wrongful life” case
Kent L. Richland

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