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What makes a PAGA Penalty? Robert Olson interviewed by Daily Journal, available via SoundCloud

What makes a PAGA Penalty? After hearing argument the California Supreme Court has ordered additional briefing in a case that could reshape the contours of the state’s Private Attorneys General Act. Attorneys involved in the case, Robert Olson (Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland) and Michael

Oct 16, 2018 Robert A. Olson
GMSR Partner Robert Olson To Speak About Arbitration At A LACBA Appellate Courts Section Program

GMSR partner Robert Olson will be a panelist at the upcoming LA County Bar Association’s Appellate Courts Section program, “Arbitration: A Favored Process?” on October 18, 2018, at 4:30 pm.  The panel will discuss arbitration under federal and state law, reasons for using arbitration, the perceived risk

Seven GMSR Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 Edition for Appellate Practice, Insurance Law, Trust & Estates, & Bet-the-Company Litigation

Seven of GMSR’s appellate attorneys been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019.  Multiple GMSR appellate attorneys have been recognized nationally with top rankings for Appellate Litigation for more than a decade.  Adding to the firm’s rankings, Robin Meadow is

Mar 21, 2018 Robert A. Olson
Deciding Whether To Make The Leap: Evaluating The Chances Of Success On Appeal.

You have just lost at trial (or won) and you want to appeal (or the other side does).  Either way, you want to know the chances of success on appeal.  GMSR Partner Robert Olson explores the considerations in deciding whether or not to appeal and

Super Lawyers recognizes seven GMSR appellate attorneys

GMSR appellate attorneys Tim Coates, Bob Olson, Robin Meadow, Marc Poster, Kent Richland, Alana Rotter, and Cindy Tobisman have been named 2018 Southern California Super Lawyers. “Super Lawyers” are nominated by their peers and vetted by the research team at Super Lawyers.  Only five percent of

Nov 10, 2017 Robert A. Olson
Robert Olson Speaking at the 2017 CLM New York Conference

GMSR partner Robert Olson will speak at this year’s Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Conference and discuss special coverage issues presented by the so-called Bermuda Form of combined occurrence/claims-made coverage. He will join other experienced claims professionals and outside counsel who will explain why the

Jun 05, 2017 Robert A. Olson
Partner Robert Olson Speaking at the South Bay Bar Association

On Thursday, June 8, 2017, from 12:15 – 1:15 pm—Robert Olson will present “Tort & Civil Procedure Appellate Update – Important 2016 Cases for Your Practice” at the Civil Litigation Section Luncheon for the South Bay Bar Association. For more information, please click here.

May 25, 2017 Robert A. Olson
Partner Robert Olson Speaking at the 2017 CLM Midwest Conference

GMSR partner Bob Olson will be speaking a second time this year for the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) when it has its 2017 Midwest Conference.  Bob will speak at the session: Going Postal–The Coverage and Insurance Guide for Religious and Non-Profit Organizations on

Apr 17, 2017 Robert A. Olson
Wretched Excess – Working with Umbrella and Excess Coverage to Manage the Large Claim

Originally prepared and presented at the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) 2017 Annual Conference—GMSR partner Robert Olson explores the law affecting the rights and duties of primary and excess carriers vis a vis each other.

Apr 17, 2017 Robert A. Olson
Limiting Reptile Arguments, By Appeal And Otherwise

Originally prepared and presented at the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel  (FDCC) 2017 Winter Meeting—GMSR partner Robert Olson explores reptile arguments and how to limit them.

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