California Supreme Court

The California Supreme Court Thanks GMSR For Its Pro Bono Service

The California Supreme Court recently invited and appointed GMSR lawyers Jeffrey Raskin and Stefan Love as pro bono counsel to argue in support of a Court of Appeal opinion—Guardianship of Saul H.—in which the Supreme Court had granted review.  The case involved important issues concerning

Aug 10, 2022
Wing v. Chico Healthcare & Wellness Centre, LP, S274939.

#22-226 Wing v. Chico Healthcare & Wellness Centre, LP, S274939. (B310232; 78 Cal.App.5th 22; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC719077.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed an order denying a petition to compel arbitration in a civil action. Petition for review granted;

Aug 10, 2022
Sanchez v. MC Painting, S274780.

#22-225 Sanchez v. MC Painting, S274780. (D078817; nonpublished opinion; San Diego County Superior Court; 37-2020-00030754-CU-OE-CTL.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed an order denying a petition to compel arbitration in a civil action. Petition for review granted; briefing deferred: 8/10/2022 “The court

Aug 10, 2022
Romero v. Shih, S275023.

#22-218 Romero v. Shih, S275023. (B310069; 78 Cal.App.5th 326; Los Angeles County Superior Court; EC064933.) Petitions for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed in part and reversed in part a judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issue: Did the trial

Jun 19, 2022 Kent L. Richland
Kent Richland’s Legacy to the California Supreme Court Historical Society

GMSR’s Kent Richland, longtime member and former president of the California Supreme Court Historical Society, is congratulated and recognized by the Society for his multiple achievements: CSCHS Review-Spring/Summer 2022, Kent Richland’s Legacy  

“A ‘clear and convincing’ appellate standard,” Daily Journal (August 4, 2020)

Daily Journal “A ‘clear and convincing’ appellate standard” article by GMSR appellate lawyers Robert Olson and Ted Xanders. In a recent opinion, the California Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision authored by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, resolved over a century of uncertainty over how appellate

GMSR profiled in yesterday’s Daily Journal

We are proud to share yesterday’s Daily Journal profile of our firm, describing how some of our colleagues and adversaries perceive us:  “clear thinkers,” “clear writers,” and “very civil.” LA-based appellate firm scores big wins handling major cases Appellate law is part ivory tower and

Bank of the West v. Superior Court (1992) 2 Cal.4th 1254

Interpretation of “advertising injury” coverage under general liability insurance policy (amicus curiae brief)

Central Pathology Service Medical Clinic, Inc. v. Superior Court (1992) 3 Cal.4th 181

MICRA punitive damages provisions apply to claimed intentional torts

Gutierrez v. County of San Bernardino, 1992 Cal. LEXIS 2508

Civil rights violation and false imprisonment by deputy sheriff

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