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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

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

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

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

FOROUGH ETELAEI, as Trustee, et al., v. FIRST GENERAL BANK (Cal. Ct. App., June 18, 2019, No. B287186) 2019 WL 2511405

The issue on appeal was whether evidence of the homeowner’s execution of a written agreement with a third party ratified the third party’s previously unauthorized execution of a trust deed on her home.  Since a trust deed must be in writing, under the “equal dignities

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. 

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

Prometheus Real Estate Group, Inc. v. Marazzo (Oct. 19, 2017, A143364) [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

Corona Summit v. Spuso5 Corona Summit, L.P., 2013 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 4633

GMSR obtains $66 million reduction of judgment and reversal of alter ego determination

Ginsberg v. Gamson (2012) 205 Cal.App.4th 873

Court of Appeal reverses and directs entry of judgment for GMSR’s client in lease dispute, holding that lease was not perpetual