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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

Millennium-Diamond Road Partners, LLC, et al. v. Diamond Bar Country Estates Association (Sept. 25, 2019, B285539) 2019 WL 4635158 (nonpublished opinion)

GMSR’s clients acquired four parcels of land and began developing residential homesites—a process that requires frequent pre-development visits by multiple contractors.  Because the land was not adjacent to public streets, the developers and their visitors accessed it by driving through a guarded gate and then

Colyear v. Rolling Hills Community Assn. of Rancho Palos Verdes (Apr. 23, 2018, B279198) [2018 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 2724]

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. 

Rice v. Downs (2016) 247 Cal.App.4th 1213

An LLC member brought suit alleging that another member (an attorney) had breached his fiduciary duty and committed legal malpractice.  The trial court ordered those claims to arbitration pursuant to an arbitration provision in the LLC’s operating agreement, which required arbitration of all claims “arising out of”

Dromy v. Assil, 2015 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 9298

In the trial on cross-actions arising from loan transactions, Mr. Poster’s client recovered $86,890.64 in damages and $371,814 in attorney fees and costs.  Adopting arguments urged by Mr. Poster, the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment and ordered that his client recover additional attorney fees

Cruz-Carbajal v. Holder (9th Cir. 2011) 428 Fed.Appx. 759

Teaming up as pro bono counsel, husband and wife team Alana Rotter of GMSR and Jonathan Rotter of Kaye Scholer LLP argued that the Board of Immigration Appeals erroneously denied a motion for relief based on ineffective assistance of former counsel. The Ninth Circuit agreed,

City of Santa Monica v. Baron & Budd, 2007 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 5185

Waiver of right to arbitrate through litigation conduct

PLCM Group v. Drexler (2000) 22 Cal.4th 1084

Over 1000 opinions have cited PLCM Group, in which Laurie established that companies represented by in-house counsel can recover contractual attorney fees, and that reasonable market rates control the award.