Court of Appeal affirms dismissal of wrongful foreclosure, contract, and quiet title claims against GMSR’s client

A rental property owner with a mortgage from GMSR’s client defaulted on the mortgage.  GMSR’s client tried to foreclose on the property, but the owner resisted at every turn.  He and his agents filed four bankruptcy actions ultimately deemed to be bad faith efforts to

Downie v. Rama Fund, LLC (Mar. 3, 2023, E078068) 2023 WL 2340619

Court of Appeal affirms dismissal of wrongful foreclosure, contract, and quiet title claims against GMSR’s client

The Claremont Colleges, Inc. v. Southern Cal. School of Theology (June 4, 2021, B301897, B304065) 2021 WL 2283010

Court of Appeal reverses judgment and injunction order, holding that lease triggers GMSR clients’ property purchase rights

Almendarez v. Superior Court (May 11, 2021, G059881) 2021 WL 1881641

Court of Appeal orders trial court to vacate erroneous stay order

Pryor et al. v. Fitness International, LLC (Jan. 3, 2019, B287329) 2019 WL 92775

Employer owes no duty to the general public to keep drug-addled employee at work through the end of his shift or to prevent him from driving intoxicated after being told to leave the premises

Desert Healthcare Dist. v. PacifiCare FHP, Inc. (2001) 94 Cal.App.4th 781

Responsibility of healthcare services plan for payment of claims to third-party physicians under the Knox-Keene Act

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