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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 LEXIS 1067 (California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 7 (Los Angeles)) [unpublished].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 LEXIS 737 (California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 5 (Los Angeles)) [unpublished].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 LEXIS 165 (California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 7 (Los Angeles)) [unpublished].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Haran v. City of Riverside, (2007) U.S.App.LEXIS 457 (United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit) [unpublished].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

Dec 12, 2006 Martin Stein, Timothy T. Coates, Cynthia E. Tobisman
MTA is immune from liability for criminal acts by third parties against would-be bus passengers

Herzlich v. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority, (2006) Cal.App.Unpub. LEXIS 11117 (California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division Eight (Los Angeles)) [unpublished]. Cindy Tobisman, together with Marty Stein and Timothy Coates, obtained a ruling by the Court of Appeal that it was proper to

Nov 29, 2006 Marc J. Poster
Law firm must indemnify its former attorney for attorneys’ fees incurred in defending malpractice action

Cassady v. Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP, (2006) 145 Cal.App.4th 220 (California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division Three (Los Angeles)) [published]. Marc Poster secured this published victory for GMSR’s client, attorney Ralph Cassady. Cassady once worked for Morgan Lewis, and after he left the

Nov 13, 2006 Martin Stein, , Carolyn Oill
Ninth Circuit affirms summary judgment in civil rights case

Williams v. County of Los Angeles, (2006) U.S.App.LEXIS 28085 (United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit) [unpublished]. Lillie Hsu, Carolyn Oill and Marty Stein combined for this victory. A prisoner filed a section 1983 action, pro se, against the County of Los Angeles,

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