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Martinez v. Decurion Corp. (Dec. 1, 2017, B270616) 2017 WL 5951688 [nonpublished opinion]

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 (unpublished, 2d Civ.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

CRST, Inc. v. Superior Court (2017) 11 Cal.App.5th 1255

A truck driver allegedly caused an accident. Unbeknownst to his employer, he had a significant pre-employment history of alcohol and drug abuse and vehicle accidents. This was not discovered by a third-party which handled pre-employment screenings. The driver also had some minor accidents and speeding

Grant v. Foster Wheeler, LLC (Me. 2016) 140 A.3d 1242

Announcing new law in Maine, the court affirmed summary judgment for GMSR’s client Warren Pumps, LLC, and other manufacturers on whose behalf we briefed the key issues. Maine’s highest court set three proof standards, rejecting attempts to evade summary judgment with less precise evidence. First,

Murphy v. Richardson (Mar. 8, 2016, D067245) 2016 WL 877940 [nonpublished opinion]

Plaintiff sued a religious sober-living home where he resided, for injuries he suffered in a car accident when a home employee was driving him to apply for a state identification card. The trial court granted summary judgment for the home based on a liability waiver

Garcia v. Holt (2015) 242 Cal.App.4th 600

Court of Appeal holds that GMSR’s landlord clients had no duty to inspect tenants’ unit for dangerous bombmaking activities

Regents of the University of Cal. v. Superior Court (2015) 240 Cal.App.4th 1296

GMSR obtains writ directing summary judgment in favor of UCLA in student’s negligence lawsuit

Wilson v. Southern Cal. Edison Co. (2015) 234 Cal.App.4th 123

Court of Appeal reverses $4 million emotional distress judgment

Breeden v. Superior Court, 2014 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 7216

Two pet pit bulls mauled an animal control officer who was attempting to impound them. The animal control officer sued the dogs’ owner and the owner’s landlord. The trial court denied the landlord’s motion for summary judgment. On behalf of the landlord, GMSR petitioned the

Barrett v. Leech, 2014 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 5185

A horse owner hired a farrier to trim his horses’ hooves in the owner’s outdoor corral. While the farrier was trying to secure one of the horses, the horse bumped into him. He fell backwards and hit his head on one of many obvious sharp

Corenbaum v. Lampkin (2013) 215 Cal.App.4th 1308 (amicus)

Court of Appeal holds unpaid amount of medical bills inadmissible to show future medical or noneconomic damages