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Recent Wins

We pride ourselves in producing good results for our clients.  Below are selected examples of our clients’ recent victories on appeal.  Click the links to read more details.

  • Barrese v. Murray (2011)
    California Court of Appeal reverses jury verdict and remands for reconsideration of motion for new trial.
  • State Farm General Insurance Co. v. Frake (2011)
    California Court of Appeal holds insured’s deliberate act is not an ‘accident,’ and thus does not trigger liability insurer’s duty to defend, even if resulting injury was unintentional.
  • Heston v. Taser (2011)
    Ninth Circuit affirms district court’s reduction of damages award and orders further reduction, leaving defendant responsible for only $150,000 of original $7.6 million award.
  • In re Pineda (2011)
    Horvitz & Levy petition to California Supreme Court results in reconsideration of ruling against abused minor.
  • State Farm v. Lee (2011)
    California Court of Appeal affirms order granting motion to strike cross-complaint for abuse of process.
  • Molina v. Shell Oil Co. (2010)
    California Court of Appeal affirms defense verdict in product defect action against chemical manufacturers, rejecting plaintiffs' attempt to use jury instructions developed for asbestos litigation.
  • Raymond v. Flynt (2010)
    California Court of Appeal reverses arbitration award against employer in sexual harassment case.
  • Boeken v. Philip Morris USA, Inc. (2010)
    California Supreme Court rules that a plaintiff who previously sued for loss of consortium based on a spouse’s personal injuries cannot, consistent with the res judicata doctrine, again pursue post-death consortium damages in a second lawsuit for wrongful death.
 

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