Labor & Employment/Agency

Clients regularly turn to GMSR’s appellate lawyers for help resolving thorny labor and employment issues. The firm has prevailed in the U.S. Supreme Court on a significant issue of workplace privacy and in the California Supreme Court on issues pertaining to non-competition agreements; successfully handled appeals in wage-and-hour class actions, wrongful termination, and discrimination suits; and obtained dismissals of employees’ suits on procedural grounds.

Newland v. County of Los Angeles (2018) 24 Cal.App.5th 676

Plaintiff was injured in a car accident with a Los Angeles County deputy public defender who was on his way home from work. Although employers are generally not liable for accidents arising from an employee’s commute, the plaintiff sued GMSR’s client, the County, contending it

Court of Appeal reverses $13.9 million jury award and orders entry of defense judgment for GMSR’s client in employee commuting case

Plaintiff was injured in a car accident with a Los Angeles County deputy public defender who was on his way home from work. Although employers are generally not liable for accidents arising from an employee’s commute, the plaintiff sued GMSR’s client, the County, contending it

Oct 30, 2012 Martin Stein, Carolyn Oill Related Cases
Long v. County of Los Angeles, 2012 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 7890

Plaintiff, a former employee of GMSR’s client, County of Los Angeles, sought reimbursement of attorney’s fees he allegedly incurred in assisting in the County’s defense of litigation. The trial court found that he was required to comply with the Claims Act and failed to do

Hill v. Sullivan Automotive Group, 2011 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 3726

Employer’s failure to add hours on wage statement causes no injury

Oct 13, 2010 Martin Stein, Alison M. Turner, Cynthia E. Tobisman Related Cases
Shah v. County of Los Angeles (9th Cir. 2010) 399 Fed.Appx. 305

The Ninth Circuit issued its opinion in Shah v. County of Los Angeles, et al., affirming a judgment in favor of our client, County of Los Angeles. In addition to affirming dismissal of the plaintiff’s employment discrimination claims, the Ninth Circuit also affirmed the district

Larner v. Los Angeles Doctors Hospital Associates, LP (2008) 168 Cal.App.4th 1291

Plaintiff’s settlement mooted her appeal from order denying class certification in wage and hour suit

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PUBLIC ENTITIES

Whether on appeal, assisting trial counsel, or advising government officials contemplating legislative action, GMSR provides unique insight into the complex laws that impact public entities.

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INSURERS

Where coverage may exist, GMSR represents insureds on appeal effectively and efficiently. Where it does not, the firm protects insurers’ right to deny claims.

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BUSINESSES

GMSR offers corporate clients objective assessments on appeal, based on a deep understanding of the limitations and opportunities of appellate review.

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TRIAL COUNSEL

The firm’s lawyers are team players, collaborating with trial counsel at any level from legal strategy to writing or editing trial court motions and appellate briefs.

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INDIVIDUALS

GMSR vigorously advocates the rights of individual plaintiffs and defendants, in both state and federal appellate courts.

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