Recent Wins

Mar 26, 2007 Martin Stein
Court of Appeal rejects effort to assert fraud claim on the basis of alleged spoliation of evidence

Goldsmith v. Superior Court; Lee (2007) 2007 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 2370 (California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 4) [unpublished]. The trial court allowed the plaintiff in this medical malpractice action to base a cause of action for fraud and punitive damages on her claim

Mar 21, 2007 Martin Stein, Alison M. Turner
Ninth Circuit affirms summary judgment for the defendants in a prisoner’s pro se appeal

Steven J. Wohl v. County of Los Angeles, et al., (2007) 2007 U.S. App. LEXIS 6965 (Ninth Circuit) [unpublished]. The plaintiff/appellant, a California state prisoner, alleged his civil rights were violated when he was a pretrial detainee in the County jail. Alison Turner and Marty

Mar 19, 2007
Court of Appeal affirms judgment under law of the case” doctrine”

Frankston v. Glenn (2007) 2007 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 2200 (Second District [Los Angeles], Division 4.) [unpublished]. In a previous appeal, Irving Greines and Marc Poster obtained the reversal of a multi-million-dollar judgment and and order directing entry of judgment for the defendants. Frankston v. Glenn

Mar 08, 2007 Robert A. Olson
Court of Appeal upholds trial court’s power to grant motion to compel discovery despite pre-hearing service of discovery responses

Sinaiko Healthcare Consulting, Inc. v. Pacific Healthcare Consultants (2007) 2007 Cal. App. LEXIS 318 (Second District, Division 5 (Los Angeles)) [partially published]. In a first-impression case, Bob Olson secured an affirmance of the trial court’s order compelling discovery responses. The Court held that that a

Feb 13, 2007 Robin Meadow
Court of Appeal upholds hospital’s disciplinary sanctions in long-running staff privileges case

Tolwin v. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, (2007) Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 1067 (California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 7 (Los Angeles)) [unpublished]. Jens Koepke and Robin Meadow secured an affirmance in this medical staff privileges case. It arose from the summary suspension and eventual termination of

Jan 30, 2007 , Robin Meadow
Court of Appeal affirms new trial for surgeon in medical malpractice case

S.A. v. Freedman, (2007) Cal.App.Unpub. LEXIS 737 (California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 5 (Los Angeles)) [unpublished]. Jens Koepke and Robin Meadow persuaded the Court of Appeal to affirm the grant of new trial in this medical malpractice claim against GMSR’s client, a surgeon.

Jan 23, 2007 Robin Meadow Family Law
Court of Appeal reverses dismissal of petition to establish non-paternity

Said v. Jegan, (2007) 146 Cal.App.4th 1375 (California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 8 (Los Angeles)) [published]. Robin Meadow secured this reversal despite an earlier published case that seemed directly contrary. When GMSR’s client discovered that his former wife had placed his name on

Jan 10, 2007 Martin Stein, Carolyn Oill
Court of Appeal ends 14-year saga against UC Regents

Aller v. Regents, (2007) Cal.App.Unpub. LEXIS 165 (California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 7 (Los Angeles)) [unpublished]. Carolyn Oill and Marty Stein secured a victorious ending in a 14-year-old case against the UC Regents. The case had earlier been dismissed for failure to prosecute,

Ninth Circuit affirms judgment for City of Riverside in an excessive force case

Haran v. City of Riverside, (2007) U.S.App.LEXIS 457 (United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit) [unpublished]. Alan Diamond and Timothy Coates persuaded the Ninth Circuit to affirm judgment for the City of Riverside in a civil rights action arising from the use of

Dec 20, 2006 Marc J. Poster
Five-year dismissal of case reversed because it was impracticable to bring the case to trial

Gordon v. Maslan, (2006) Cal.App.Unpub. LEXIS 11452 (California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division Three (Los Angeles)) [unpublished]. Marc Poster convinced the Court of Appeal that it was improper for the trial court to dismiss GMSR’s client’s complaint for failure to bring to trial within

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