News & Publications

GMSR’s Ted Xanders and Nadia Sarkis discuss tactics for combating inflated non-economic tort damages in IMLA Municipal Lawyer

In a two-part series published in IMLA Municipal Lawyer, entitled “Reptiles, Picassos, and Stealth Bombers: Combating Inflated Non-economic Tort Damages,” Ted Xanders and Nadia Sarkis discuss various tips for combating tactics that plaintiffs’ lawyers are using in personal-injury actions to increase non-economic damages.  Part One,

GMSR partner Ted Xanders admitted to the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers

GMSR is proud to announce that partner Ted Xanders has been elected a member of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers (CAAL). Academy membership is limited to highly experienced and skilled appellate lawyers in California.  To be considered, a candidate must have a minimum of ten

Is The Pendergrass Rule Greener On The Other Side?: The Need For Strict Limits On Promissory Fraud Claims After Riverisland.

GMSR partner Ted Xanders provides an in-depth look at the myriad promissory fraud issues that remain unresolved after Riverisland Cold Storage, Inc. v. Fresno-Madera Production Credit Association, 291 P.3d 316 (Cal. 2013) (Riverisland) abrogated the Pendergrass rule.  The Pendergrass rule had barred evidence of fraudulent

GMSR to Host DRI Appellate Advocacy Committee Webinar

GMSR will host a free DRI webinar—approved for California MCLE credit—on making effective use of appellate counsel at trial.  The presentation, “Appellate Counsel at Trial:  Protecting the Record and Putting Your Best Foot Forward,” is geared toward trial and appellate lawyers, as well as litigation

GMSR at the LA Law Library: Appellate Law MCLE Series

GMSR has partnered with the LA Law Library to offer the legal community a four-part MCLE series on appellate law.  Ted Xanders and Gary Wax will address the importance of post-judgment motions.  For additional information, please follow the link in the course title below. MCLE:

2016 Bi-Annual Law Firm Management Seminar

Join GMSR partners Cindy Tobisman and Ted Xanders at the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel’s ‘2016 Bi-Annual Law Firm Management Seminar.’ Attendees will participate in interactive discussions regarding the business of managing a law firm. For more information, click here.

GMSR is presenting at the 27th annual ACIC General Counsel Seminar

GMSR is proud to support and sponsor the 27th annual ACIC General Counsel Seminar in Las Vegas, July 26-27, 2016. The Association of California Insurance Companies (ACIC) is committed to advocacy on behalf of the California insurance marketplace with the goal of promoting the availability

GMSR is presenting at the 27th annual ACIC General Counsel Seminar

GMSR is proud to support and sponsor the 27th annual ACIC General Counsel Seminar in Las Vegas, July 26-27, 2016. The Association of California Insurance Companies (ACIC) is committed to advocacy on behalf of the California insurance marketplace with the goal of promoting the availability

Offers of Proof: Avoid Waiving the Right to a New Trial or to an Appeal (June 2008) Appellate Tips for Trial Lawyers (a newsletter of the Los Angeles County Bar Association), Vol. 1, No. 7.

This is one of a series of monthly e-newsletters authored by the firm for the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Let’s Be Clear: Trial Attorneys Need to Establish a Comprehensible Trial Record for Appellate Review (May 2008) Appellate Tips for Trial Lawyers (a newsletter of the Los Angeles County Bar Association), Vol. 1, No. 6.

This is one of a series of monthly e-newsletters authored by the firm for the Los Angeles County Bar Association. You can access all of the articles here.

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