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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.

  • Christoff v. Nestlé USA, Inc. (2009)
    California Supreme Court applies single-publication rule to unauthorized commercial use of likeness in right of publicity case, eliminating our client’s exposure to more than $10 million in damages.
  • Silvestro v. Kaiser Gypsum (2009)
    California Court of Appeal reverses judgment for plaintiff in asbestos case because jury’s allocation of fault was unsupported by evidence.
  • Omega S.A. v. Costco Wholesale Corp. (2008)
    Ninth Circuit holds that “first sale doctrine” does not provide a defense to an infringement action involving foreign-made, nonpiratical copies of a copyrighted work.
  • Kavu v. Omnipak (2007)
    Fax-blasting case settles on favorable terms after Horvitz & Levy petitions the Ninth Circuit for interlocutory appeal of class certification order.
  • Castaneda v. Olsher (2007)
    California Supreme Court holds that mobile home park owner is not liabile for gang-related violence and has no duty to profile prospective tenants for possible gang affiliation.

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