Public entities throughout California have retained us to represent them on appeal in a variety of disputes in areas as diverse as inverse condemnation, land use, contracts and employment, and civil rights claims against municipalities and officers under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and comparable state laws.
Contact Jason R. Litt or John A. Taylor, Jr. for more information about our Public Entity Liability practice.
Hardesty v. Sacramento County
Horvitz & Levy persuades Ninth Circuit to vacate $105 million verdict against Sacramento County in constitutional challenge to the County’s enforcement of mining regulationsRead More
Estate of Morad v. City of Long Beach
Ninth Circuit affirms judgment for City of Long Beach, police chief, and police officer in excessive force caseRead More
Bennett v. Rancho California Water District
Horvitz & Levy persuades Court of Appeal to reverse a jury verdict awarding plaintiff over $800,000 against a public entity for alleged whistleblower retaliationRead More
City of San Juan Capistrano v. Cal. Public Utilities Comm'n
Representing amicus curiae San Diego Gas & Electric (Sempra), Horvitz & Levy persuades Ninth Circuit to affirm the dismissal of an action seeking to derail Sempra’s construction project.Read More
Strategic Concepts, LLC v. Beverly Hills Unified School District
California Court of Appeal applies conflict of interest law to reverse $23 million breach of contract judgment against school district.Read More
Trinity River Lumber Company et al. v. Weaverville Community Services District
California Court of Appeal finds public water district immune from liability for failure of water system to furnish sufficient water to extinguish a fire.Read More
Bertsch v. Mammoth Community Water District
California Court of Appeal issues published opinion affirming summary judgment for community association and water district in skateboard injury case.Read More
Donaho v. County of Yuba
California Court of Appeal rules that public entity is not liable for placement of bus stop near freeway.Read More
Foli v. Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Ninth Circuit rejects challenge to water district's fluoridation program.Read More
Hayden v. California State University
San Diego County Superior Court denies petition for writ of mandate challenging California State University's fees for summer school.Read More
Border Business Park, Inc. v. City of San Diego
California Court of Appeal reverses $91.7 million inverse condemnation award against City of San Diego.Read More
Lewis Jorge Const. Management, Inc. v. Pomona Unified School Dist.
California Supreme Court holds that contractor’s damages against school district for breaching construction contract do not include alleged lost profits attributed to impaired bonding capacity.Read More
California Water Impact Network, Inc. v. Castaic Lake Water Agency
California Court of Appeal brief arguing that the Castaic Lake Water Agency properly complied with the California Environmental Quality Act when it purchased thousands of acre feet of water from a water banking program jointly run by two water storage districts.Read More
Metropolitan Water Dist. of Southern California v. Imperial Irrigation Dist.
California Court of Appeal brief seeking to uphold the water district's methodology for setting rates chargeable to third parties seeking to "wheel" or transport water through client's water conveyance system.Read More