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Horvitz & Levy is a solutions-based firm focused on appellate success. We are distinguished by our commitment to responsive service and on-going innovation in the areas of civil appellate litigation, amicus curiae support, and trial strategy consultation.

Our firm history, honors and awards, and locations speak to our collaborative approach and commitment to serving clients as well as the outstanding legal resources we bring to bear.

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Businesses today must navigate a complex maze of laws and regulations governing the relationships between employers and employees. These ever-changing and expanding requirements present employers with extraordinary risks in our litigious environment. Employers targeted with lawsuits turn to us on appeal to challenge adverse judgments and other key rulings, and to preserve hard-won trial court victories in a variety of cases, including wage and hour class actions, wrongful termination lawsuits, and discrimination and harassment cases.

For example, we have successfully challenged employees’ misinterpretations of wage and hour laws, persuaded appellate courts to overturn judgments in favor of employees in employment lawsuits, and helped businesses to prevail where employees appealed from decisions favoring their employers in employment disputes. In addition, we have successfully handled appeals arising from disputes over employee arbitration agreements.

Contact Felix Shafir or Bradley S. Pauley for more information about our Labor & Employment Litigation practice.

Lovewell v. Stanford Federal Credit Union & Joan Opp

Court of Appeal affirms summary judgment for credit union & CEO against wrongful termination claims.

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Huerta v. Kava Holdings, Inc.

California Court of Appeal affirms judgment for hotel in FEHA case.

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Rosales v. Bekendam

California Court of Appeal affirms summary judgment for homeowner where unlicensed contractor was working on homeowner's property and sustained injuries incurred without homeowner's involvement.

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Mercado v. Doctors Medical Center of Modesto, Inc.

California Court of Appeal reverses order denying employer’s motion to compel arbitration.

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Seabright Insurance Company v. US Airways, Inc.

California Supreme Court limits recovery by contractors’ employees for injuries arising from alleged violations of Cal-OSHA regulations.

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Raymond v. Flynt

California Court of Appeal reverses arbitration award against employer in sexual harassment case.

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Prachasaisoradej v. Ralph's Grocery Co.

California Supreme Court holds that bonus plan based on overall store profitability does not violate labor laws.

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McMurray v. City of Burbank

California Court of Appeal reverses jury verdict for plaintiff in disability discrimination case and orders entry of judgment for defendant.

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Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court

California Supreme Court brief arguing that if the Industrial Welfare Commission wage order definitions of "employer" govern whether workers are employees rather than independent contractors, those definitions are not meaningfully different from the common law test for making that determination.

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Sonic-Calabasas A, Inc. v. Moreno

U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief arguing that Federal Arbitration Act prohibits courts from refusing to enforce arbitration agreements based on a concern for the vindication of state statutory rights.

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Lubin v. The Wackenhut Corp.

California Court of Appeal brief arguing that the United States Constitution's Due Process Clause prohibits Trial by Formula on either liability or damages issues in state court class actions.

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Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC

California Supreme Court amicus brief arguing that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts the following rule of California law: that arbitration procedures are invalid to the extent they fail to vindicate California statutory rights.

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Sonic-Calabasas A, Inc. v. Moreno

California Supreme Court amicus brief arguing that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts California public policy and unconscionability standards that invalidate arbitration agreements where the arbitration procedures fail to satisfy certain minimal procedural requirements or unduly favor one party over the other.

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Oldham v. Flynt

Appellant's opening brief seeking reversal of trial court's denial of employer's motion to compel arbitration in an employment dispute.

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