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GMSR obtains writ of mandate preventing disclosure of attorney-client privileged documents and communications

Truck Insurance Exchange v. Superior Court (Golden State Developers, Inc.) (2013) 2013 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 5487 (California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division One) [unpublished]. In an insurance coverage dispute, the trial court, purporting to apply the crime-fraud exception to the attorney-client privilege, ordered

Court of Appeal affirms summary judgment for GMSR’s client, rejecting insurance coverage of slow, continuous water leak

Brown et al. v. Mid-Century Insurance Company (2013) 215 Cal.App.4th 841 (California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Seven) [published]. A water pipe corroded over several decades until water began to leak from two small holes and collect underneath the insureds’ house. The leak

Court of Appeal affirms summary judgment in favor of GMSR’s carrier client in first-party coverage dispute

Cardio Diagnostic Imaging, Inc. v. Farmers Group, Inc. et al. (2012) 212 Cal.App.4th 69 (California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Two) [published]. When a sewer backed up in the building where plaintiff had its office, water overflowed a toilet in an upper-floor office

Court of Appeal affirms judgment in favor of GMSR’s carrier client in a coverage dispute, allowing proof at trial of insured’s additional misrepresentations

Guerrette v. Farmers Group, Inc. et al. (2012) 2012 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 8636 (California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Three) [unpublished]. Plaintiff lost his house and much of his personal property in a fire. His insurance carrier, GMSR’s client, stopped paying his claim

Court of Appeal affirms preliminary injunction requiring former independent contractor insurance agent to return confidential information to GMSR’s client

Farmers Insurance Exchange et al. v. Song (2012) 2012 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 1363 (California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Three) [unpublished]. The Court of Appeal affirmed a preliminary injunction in favor of GMSR’s insurer client against its former sales agent. The agent’s agreement

Dec 16, 2011 Robert A. Olson, Feris M. Greenberger Insurance Law
Court of Appeal holds title insurance escrows fall within insurance-related work exclusion, affirming summary judgment for GMSR’s client

Chicago Title Ins. Co. v. St. Paul Mercury Ins. (2011) 2011 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 9627 (California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Two) [unpublished]. The Court of Appeal affirmed summary judgment for GMSR’s client, St. Paul Mercury Insurance. Chicago Title’s officers and employees were

Court of Appeal affirms preliminary injunction in favor of GMSR client barring former insurance agent’s continued use of confidential policyholder information

Farmers Insurance Exchange et al. v. St. Fleur (2011) 2011 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 9331 (California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Two) [unpublished]. The Court of Appeal affirmed with directions a preliminary injunction in favor of GMSR’s client Farmers against its former insurance sales

Court of Appeal confirms that insurer was justified in denying insurance benefits

Bridal Images, Inc. v. Truck Insurance Exchange (2010) 2010 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 1001 (California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Five) [unpublished]. The plaintiff, a designer and merchant of bridal gowns and accessories, sued its insurer, GMSR’s client, for breach of contract and insurance

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