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Three H&L cases on Supreme Court’s June calendar.

May 16, 2016

We are proud of the fact that Horvitz & Levy LLP has appeared in more civil cases in the Supreme Court of California than any other private law firm in the country. The Supreme Court’s June 2016 calendar illustrates our preeminent status in that venue. Horvitz & Levy is counsel of record in three of the four civil cases that the Court will hear in June. Below is a list of the civil cases the Court will hear that day and the issues presented (as they appear on the Supreme Court’s website):

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company v. Superior Court: (1) Did the plaintiffs in this action who are not residents of California establish specific jurisdiction over their claims against the nonresident pharmaceutical drug manufacturer? (2) Does general jurisdiction exist in light of Daimler AG v. Bauman (2014) 571 U.S. __ [134 S.Ct. 746, 187 L.Ed.2d 624]?
Horvitz & Levy is appellate counsel for Bristol-Myers.

Department of Finance v. Commission on State Mandates: Are the requirements in the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits issued to real parties in interest by the regional water quality control board state mandates subject to reimbursement under article XIII B, section 6, subdivision (b), of the state Constitution?

Horiike v. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage: When the buyer and the seller in a residential real estate transaction are each independently represented by a different salesperson from the same brokerage firm, does Civil Code section 2079.13, subdivision (b), make each salesperson the fiduciary to both the buyer and the seller with the duty to provide undivided loyalty, confidentiality, and counseling to both?
Horvitz & Levy is appellate counsel for Horiike.

Kesner v. Superior Court: If an employer’s business involves either the use or the manufacture of asbestos-containing products, does the employer owe a duty of care to members of an employee’s household who could be affected by asbestos brought home on the employee’s clothing?
Horvitz & Levy is appellate counsel for Pneumo Abex LLC.

UPDATE [May 20, 2016]: The Supreme Court has moved Horiike and Kesner to its September calendar.