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Easley v. City of Riverside (9th Cir. May 18, 2018, No. 16-55941) __ F.3d __

Plaintiff Michael Easley jumped out of a car that had just led police officers on a high speed chase, and ran down a residential street.  As he ran, he pulled a gun out of his pants, raised it across his body, and threw it like

Williams v. Moulton Niguel Water District (2018) __Cal.App.4th__

Homeowners sued GMSR’s client, the Metropolitan Water District (MWD), as well as other water districts, for nuisance and inverse condemnation, asserting that water provided by MWD to their homes contained disinfectants that caused pinhole leaks in their plumbing. In a published opinion, the Court of

Colyear v. Rolling Hills Community Assn. of Rancho Palos Verdes (Apr. 23, 2018, B278198) (Nonpub. Opn.)

The client owns property in Rolling Hills, a community subject to a patchwork of covenants, conditions, and restrictions.  The defendants—the community’s homeowners association and several of its board members—took the position that a tree-trimming covenant applied to every property in the community, including the client’s. 

Wilson v. Southern California Edison Co. (2018) 21 Cal.App.5th 786

The plaintiff sued GMSR’s client, Southern California Edison, after renovations to her bathroom caused her to feel a slight tingle of electricity when she touched her showerhead, caused by neutral-to-earth voltage from a nearby Edison substation.  She won a $4 million jury verdict on multiple

Eleanor Licensing LLC v. Classic Recreations LLC (2018) 21 Cal.App.5th 599

The clients had licensed their rights to produce replicas of Eleanor, the car that played a starring role in Gone in 60 Seconds, to the defendants.  In return for the license, the defendants gave the clients, among other things, the first licensed replica they built. 

Kanno v. Marwit Capital Partners II, L.P. (2017) 18 Cal.App.5th 987

In negotiations over the defendants’ purchase of the client’s family business, the client agreed to accept, as part of the purchase price, $2.5 million in stock of one of the acquiring companies—but he required that the defendants agree to redeem the stock at a fixed

In re Marriage of Wendelburg (unpublished, 2d Civ. B270355)

In a marital dissolution action, the husband argued that the wife’s shares in a corporation she co-owned with her father were community property because the wife, GMSR’s client, acquired them during marriage and a corporate document stated that she had provided half of the consideration

Martinez v. Decurion Corp., 2017 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 8209

Martinez v. The Decurion Corp. (unpublished, 2d Civ. B270616):  A moviegoer tripped over a bench after being evacuated from a movie theater whose fire alarm was triggered by burnt popcorn.  The moviegoer sued the theater, GMSR’s client, for negligence.  She asserted several negligence theories, including

Prometheus Real Estate Group., Inc. v. Marazzo, 2017 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 7234

Prometheus, a real estate developer, entered into an agreement with GMSR’s property-owner client that contemplated a residential development in Mountain View on the client’s property. Prometheus sued the property owner for breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing after the property

Advanced Air Management, Inc. v. Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., 2017 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 6133

After GMSR’s client, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, performed maintenance on a business jet, the jet’s charter operator sued for breach of contract and negligence.   Gulfstream petitioned to compel arbitration, relying on the signed jet maintenance terms and conditions, which included a clause requiring arbitration under American