Jul 31, 2007 Martin Stein, Carolyn Oill
County Coroner owes no duty to family to preserve a dead body in any particular condition

Perryman v. County of Los Angeles (2007) 2007 Lexis 1263 (California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division Two) [published]. Plaintiffs sued the County for negligence in handling the corpse of their deceased family member. They contended that the corpse was not properly refrigerated before the

Jul 26, 2007 Martin Stein, Carolyn Oill
Dismissal affirmed — plaintiffs must show reasonable diligence in presenting a tort claim to a public entity

Ramos v. County of Los Angeles (2007), 2007 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 6091 (California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Seven) [unpublished]. A woman was hit by two cars while crossing the street in Whittier one evening and died. Almost a year later, and beyond

Court of Appeal reverses $1 million judgment, holding that the Parol Evidence Rule bars a terminated insurance agent’s claim for fraud in the inducement

Dent v. Farmers Insurance Group of Companies (2007), 2007 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 6013 (California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Three) [unpublished]. Plaintiff became an insurance agent with GMSR’s client, an insurance carrier. Several years later the carrier terminated her when she did not

Jul 20, 2007 Kent L. Richland, Carolyn Oill
In case of first impression, Court of Appeal construes “health care providers” in MICRA statute to apply to optometry intern

Chosak v. Alameda County Medical Center (2007) 153 Cal.App.4th 549 (California Court of Appeal, First District, Division One) [published]. Plaintiff had sued an optometry intern for injuries to her foot during an eye examination, alleging that the intern improperly operated the examination chair. GMSR’s hospital

Jul 16, 2007 Robin Meadow
California Supreme Court allows malicious prosecution action to proceed, holding that a post-judgment settlement constituted a favorable termination of the underlying case

Siebel v. Mittlesteadt (2007) 41 Cal.4th 735 (California Supreme Court). An employee of Siebel Systems sued the head of the company, GMSR’s client Tom Siebel, for sexual discrimination and wrongful termination. Through motions and a jury trial, he prevailed on every claim. While the plaintiff’s

Jul 11, 2007
Court of Appeal reverses most of $10 million judgment, blocks new trial and rejects most of cross-appeal

Pointe San Diego Residential Community v. W.W.I. Properties (2007) 2007 Cal.App. Unpub Lexis 5649 (California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 1). This hotly-contested case arose out of a complex real estate development venture. It involved a wide range of claims and counterclaims, including breach

Jul 02, 2007 Feris M. Greenberger
The California Supreme Court reinstates the NFL’s judgment against the Oakland Raiders and clarifies the law regarding appellate review of new trial orders

The Oakland Raiders v. National Football League (2007) 41 Cal.4th 624 (California Supreme Court). Irving Greines and Feris Greenberger were integral players on the legal team that secured a Supreme Court decision reinstating the NFL’s jury verdict in its hard-fought litigation with the Oakland Raiders.

Jun 25, 2007 Robin Meadow
Court of Appeal reverses jury verdict against GMSR client in scope-of-employment case

En route to inspect a facility for her employer, an employee saw some children she knew playing paintball. She spoke to them, asked to see one of their guns, decided to play a prank on another child, and ended up shooting that child in the

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

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

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