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Picazzo v. C.W. Driver, Inc. (Feb. 28, 2020, B289070) [nonpub. opn.].

GMSR’s client, a workers’ compensation carrier, paid benefits to an injured employee of its insured, a security company. The employee sued others for negligence, including the university where he had been assigned to work for a number of years. The jury found the university at

Calvary Chapel Bible Fellowship v. County of Riverside (9th Cir. Feb. 4, 2020, No. 17-56857) ___ F.3d ___ [2020 WL 547372].

In Calvary Chapel Bible Fellowship v. County of Riverside, the Ninth Circuit affirmed judgment for GMSR’s client, the County of Riverside, in a suit asserting that a County zoning ordinance was facially invalid under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) as purportedly disallowing

Endurance American Specialty Insurance Company v. Bennington Group, LLC (Jan. 31, 2020, B285909) [nonpub. opn.].

In a unanimous unpublished opinion, the Second Appellate District, Division Five has affirmed a summary judgment in favor of GMSR’s carrier client on the ground that a misrepresentation in the insurance application entitled the insurer to rescind the insurance policy. Rescission allows the carrier to

In re Marriage of Liu (Jan. 28, 2020, A155732) 2020 WL 477616 [nonpub. opn.].

Representing the husband in a post-dissolution family law proceeding, GMSR prevailed on wife’s appeal from the superior court’s order denying her motion to set aside their marital settlement agreement.  Wife and her counsel  had prepared and presented to then-unrepresented husband all preliminary disclosures and the

Gamerberg v. 3000 E. 11th St., Inc. (Jan. 21, 2020, B290755) ___ Cal.App.5th ___ [2020 WL 289092].

In a published opinion, the Court of Appeal reversed a judgment against GMSR’s client and directed the trial court to enter judgment in its favor.  GMSR’s client purchased a commercial warehouse property in 1994 without actual or constructive notice of an unrecorded 1950 agreement that

McKindra v. Tharaldson Financial Group, Inc. (Nov. 11, 2019, E069896) [nonpub. opn.].

GMSR’s client, the defendant hotel, admitted negligence after plaintiffs were briefly exposed to bed bugs in their hotel room.  The jury returned a verdict awarding substantial compensatory damages and punitive damages on an intentional infliction of emotional distress claim for one plaintiff, and compensatory damages

Berroteran v. Superior Court (Oct. 29, 2019, B296639) ___ Cal.App.5th ___ [2019 WL 5558830]

In a published decision that disagrees with a sister court decision, Wahlgren v. Coleco Industries, Inv. (1984) 151 Cal.App.3d 543 (Wahlgren), the Court of Appeal granted GMSR’s petition for writ of mandate and directed the trial court to vacate in limine orders that had excluded

Corona v. City of Riverside (Oct. 22, 2019, D075558) 2019 WL 5387287 (nonpublished opinion)

While riding his bicycle, plaintiff was hit by a car in a controlled intersection. Because of his injuries, plaintiff could not recall how the accident happened, including where he was and the direction he was traveling just before the collision. He sued GMSR’s client City

eGumball v. Call & Jensen (Oct. 10, 2019, G056650) 2019 WL 5078606 (nonpublished opinion)

GMSR’s client sued his former attorneys for malpractice. The matter went to arbitration, and the arbitrator ruled in favor of the attorneys. They sought to recover attorney’s fees under their engagement letter with the client, but the arbitrator refused to allow them to recover fees

Wood v. Sparks Enterprises LP (Oct. 2, 2019, G056181) 2019 WL 4854837 (nonpublished opinion)

Plaintiff filed a negligence action against GMSR’s client, a shopping center owner, alleging that he was injured when he walked into a pole in a landscaped area separating a parking lot from the sidewalk.  A jury found in favor of the property owner.  Plaintiff appealed,