Tort Litigation

GMSR’s appellate work has been on the leading edge of important tort issues, running the gamut from duty to breach to causation and damages.  GMSR’s substantive experience includes personal injury, property damage, fraud and misrepresentation, products liability, landowner liability, vicarious liability, defamation and invasion of privacy, and construction defects.

Guzman v. County of Los Angeles (1991) 234 Cal.App.3d 1343

Public hospital is statutorily immune for injuries suffered by persons involuntarily detained for involuntary mental evaluation

Spragg v. Marina Gateway Development (Dec. 20, 1991, B046184)

Tortious interference with right to broker’s commission

Jan 30, 1991 Related Cases
Buchan v. United States Cycling Federation (1991) 227 Cal.App.3d 134

Resisted Supreme Court review of decision validating release signed by participant in elite bicycle race

George v. Internat. Society for Krishna Consciousness (1989) 213 Cal.App.3d 802

Amending tort judgment to add additional religious corporations while appeal from original judgment was pending

Isbister v. Boys’ Club of Santa Cruz, Inc. (1985) 40 Cal.3d 72

Unruh Civil Rights Act applies to a private Boys Club

Jan 15, 1985 Related Cases
Aguilar v. Los Angeles County (9th Cir. 1985) 751 F.2d 1089

Injured child was an indispensable party whose joinder destroyed diversity

Turpin v. Sortini (1982) 31 Cal.3d 220

Scope of damages recoverable in a “wrongful life” case

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

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As part of GMSR’s long-standing commitment to social justice and equality, GMSR provides pro bono appellate services to individuals and to community organizations on issues of concern.

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