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Morgan v. J-M Manufacturing Co., Inc. (Jan. 27, 2021, No. B297393) Cal.App.5th.

GMSR convinced the Court of Appeal to reverse a $15 million punitive damages award against GMSR’s client in a case involving alleged exposure to asbestos-cement pipe. The Court of Appeal rejected plaintiffs’ argument that there was an exception to the “officer, director, or managing agent”

Southern California School of Theology v. Claremont Graduate University (2021) 60 Cal.App.5th 1

In 1957, GMSR’s clients, the Claremont Colleges, sold campus land to the Claremont School of Theology (CST). CST agreed that if it ever wanted to sell the land or ceased using it, the Colleges could buy it back for the original sale price, plus some

Slaight v. Tata Consultancy Services (9th Cir. 2021) __ Fed Appx. __ [2021 WL 72126]

Tata Consultancy Services, a global IT company headquartered in India, went to trial in 2018 against a class of plaintiffs claiming discriminatory termination. The plaintiffs said the company had a “pattern or practice” of intentionally discriminating against non-South Asian workers due to their race or

B.Q. v. Mesa Union School Dist. (Cal.App., Dec. 2, 2020, No. B303351) 2020 WL 7052293 [nonpublished opinion]

On the heels of a Ninth Circuit victory relating to the same events, the Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s dismissal of a student’s discrimination claim for failure to comply with the Government Claims Act. Deciding an issue of first impression, the Second District

Shirvanyan v. Los Angeles Community College Dist. (Nov. 30, 2020, No. B296593) __Cal.App.5th__ [2020 WL 7706321]

A jury awarded plaintiff, a kitchen worker at a community college, $3.4 million, including $2.775 million in noneconomic damages and over $500,000 in attorneys’ fees, for the failure to accommodate and to engage in the interactive process relating to two physical conditions: carpal tunnel syndrome

3500 Sepulveda, LLC v. Macy’s West Stores, Inc. (9th Cir., Nov. 20, 2020, No. 18-56620) __F.3d___, 2020 WL 6815082

GMSR’s clients, who own a building in the Manhattan Village shopping center, agreed with defendant owner of the remainder of the center to a revitalization construction project that would increase the amount of parking near the clients’ building. Soon, the defendant began making significant changes

Mata v. Liberty Utilities (Nov. 19, 2020, B293479) 2020 WL ___ [nonpublished opinion]

Plaintiff claimed take-home asbestos injury from his father’s job at GMSR’s client, a water utility, where the father occasionally cut asbestos pipe. The jury awarded compensatory and punitive damages. The trial court struck the punitive damages on the ground that there was no evidence that

Yu v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County (October 27, 2020) __ Cal.App.5th __ [2020 WL 6281295]

Plaintiff sued GMSR’s clients for wrongful foreclosure after they purchased a real property loan on which plaintiff had defaulted. The matter proceeded to a judicial reference, which resulted in a determination by the referee that GMSR’s clients were liable for millions in both compensatory and