Jun 04, 2007 , Marc J. Poster
California Supreme Court rules that Commercial Code provisions preempt common law causes of action against bank and require customer’s prompt objection to bank’s allegedly unauthorized funds transfers

Zengen, Inc. v. Comerica Bank, (2007) 41 Cal.4th 239 (California Supreme Court). Marc Poster and Irving Greines assisted co-counsel (Robert Addison and Jeffrey Wruble of the Buchalter Nemer firm) in drafting Comerica’s victorious brief on the merits in the Supreme Court and in preparing for

Court of Appeal affirms trial court’s denial of petition to compel arbitration in multimillion dollar attorney fee case

City of Santa Monica v. Baron & Budd, et al., (2007) 2007 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 5185 (California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 1) [unpublished]. GMSR’s clients, a group of lawyers, represented the City of Santa Monica in a toxic contamination claim. After the lawyers

May 25, 2007 Martin Stein
Court of Appeal reverses denial of anti-SLAPP motion on mixed cause of action

Gallanis-Politis v. Medina, et al., (2007) 152 Cal.App.4th 600 (California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 8) [published]. Jens Koepke and Marty Stein convinced the Court of Appeal to reverse the denial of an anti-SLAPP motion with directions to grant the motion and award attorneys’

May 10, 2007 Private: Alison M. Turner, Martin Stein
Ninth Circuit vacates ruling that nondisclosure of wiretap was constitutional violation

Whitaker v. Garcetti, 486 F.3d 572 (9th Cir. 2007) 2007 U.S.App. Lexis 11012 [published] Alison Turner and Marty Stein convinced the Ninth Circuit to vacate a declaratory relief ruling by the district court that a procedure employed by the Los Angeles Police Department and the

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 LEXIS 2370 (California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 4) [unpublished].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, Private: 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 LEXIS 6965 (Ninth Circuit) [unpublished].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.

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