Superior Court

Regents of the University of Cal. v. Superior Court (2015) 240 Cal.App.4th 1296

GMSR obtains writ directing summary judgment in favor of UCLA in student’s negligence lawsuit

GMSR obtains writ directing summary judgment in favor of UCLA in student’s negligence lawsuit

The Regents of the University of California v. Superior Court (2015) 240 Cal.App.4th 1296 (California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Seven) [published]. Plaintiff was an undergraduate student at UCLA. Unprovoked, another student in her chemistry lab class pulled a kitchen knife and stabbed

21st Century Insurance Co. v. Superior Court (2015) 240 Cal.App.4th 322

Plaintiff was injured in an auto accident. He sued the insured. The carrier, GMSR’s client, defended under a $100,000 limits policy. The plaintiff and the insured claimed that two other policies with $25,000 limits each also provided coverage. The plaintiff refused the carrier’s offer of

GMSR obtains writ directing summary judgment in favor of insurer on bad faith claim

21st Century Ins. Co. v. Superior Court (2015) 240 Cal.App.4th 322 (California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Two) [published]. Plaintiff was injured in an auto accident. He sued the insured. The carrier, GMSR’s client, defended under a $100,000 limits policy. The plaintiff and

County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors v. Superior Court (2015) 235 Cal.App.4th 1154

Court of Appeal holds that that attorney bills transmitted to clients are confidential communications protected by the attorney client privilege

Breeden v. Superior Court (Oct. 10, 2014, E061553) 2014 WL 5090571 [nonpublished opinion]

Two pet pit bulls mauled an animal control officer who was attempting to impound them. The animal control officer sued the dogs’ owner and the owner’s landlord. The trial court denied the landlord’s motion for summary judgment. On behalf of the landlord, GMSR petitioned the

Farmers Insurance Exchange v. Superior Court (2013) 220 Cal.App.4th 1199

Court of Appeal holds that motor vehicle exclusion in a homeowners insurance policy applies to negligent supervision of a child killed by the family vehicle

Truck Insurance Exchange v. Superior Court (July 31, 2013, A137420) 2013 WL 3984597 [nonpublished opinion]

GMSR obtains writ of mandate preventing disclosure of attorney-client privileged documents and communications

Coffee House v. Superior Court (Jan. 12, 2012, B234545) 2012 WL 90098 [nonpublished opinion]

Shooting victims failed to show that any breach of duty by café proprietor caused their injuries

HBI Construction, Inc. v. Superior Court (Sept. 7, 2011 E053977) 2011 WL 3904639 [nonpublished opinion]

GMSR’s client, HBI, had a mechanic’s lien on seven properties that were part of a single, overarching construction project. After foreclosure proceedings wiped out the lien on six of the properties, the owner of the seventh filed a motion asking the trial court to apportion

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