Fourth Amendment

Sanchez v. Los Angeles Department of Transportation (9th Cir. 2022) 39 F.4th 548 (amicus)

City of Los Angeles prevails in Ninth Circuit e-scooter appeal, supported by GMSR’s amicus brief

IMLA Honors Tim Coates and Nadia Sarkis With Amicus Service Award

GMSR appellate attorneys Tim Coates and Nadia Sarkis were recognized today with the Amicus Service Award from the International Municipal Lawyers Association.  The award seeks to recognize lawyers who have been actively involved in legal advocacy for and on behalf of local governments and IMLA,

Jan 13, 2010
US Supreme Court grants GMSR Cert Petition in landmark workplace privacy case

For the third time in four years, the United States Supreme Court has granted a GMSR request for certiorari review.  GMSR achieved unanimous victories for its clients in Marshall v. Marshall, 547 U.S. 293 (2006) and Van de Kamp v. Goldstein, 555 U.S. 335 (2009);

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