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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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Public entities, private companies, nonprofit organizations, and individuals all rely on us to represent them or consult with them on appeals in high-stakes disputes involving real property. We have handled cases presenting cutting-edge issues in a wide variety of property-related subjects, including land use/environmental, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, landowner liability, trespass, nuisance, and water law.

Contact David M. Axelrad or Curt Cutting for more information about our Real Property Litigation practice.

Eisen v. Tavangarian

California Court of Appeal disagrees with prior decision from the same division, reversing judgment requiring partial demolition of remodeled home

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Han v. Hallberg

California Court of Appeal holds that living trusts may serve as partners under California law.

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Acqua Vista v. MWI, Inc.

California Court of Appeal reverses $24 million judgment against pipe supplier in construction defect case.

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Horiike v. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Company

California Supreme Court holds that buyer in real estate transaction is owed a fiduciary duty by salesperson who represents the seller.

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Sheehe v. Kihagi

California Court of Appeal rules for H&L pro bono client in rent control dispute.

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Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation v. Goldentop Road, LLC

California Court of Appeal affirms ruling for Horvitz & Levy client in commercial real estate dispute.

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Transbay Auto Service, Inc. v. Chevron USA, Inc.

Ninth Circuit reverses judgment under Petroleum Marketing Practices Act.

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Ralphs Grocery Company v. Midtown Shopping Center Associates

California Court of Appeal reverses judgment against Ralphs Grocery Company in landlord-tenant dispute.

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Aghaian v. Minassian

California Court of Appeal reverses order granting forum non conveniens motion, holding that Iran is not a suitable alternative forum.

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Judicial Council Coordinated Proceedings 4435 TCP Cases (City of Redlands v. Shell Oil Co.)

California Court of Appeal affirms defense verdict for Shell Oil Company in case alleging groundwater contamination.

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Jay v. Mahaffey

California Court of Appeal affirms denial of anti-SLAPP motion in malicious prosecution case.

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Lawrence v. J.R. Enterprises, L.P.

California Court of Appeal upholds validity of 99 year lease for commercial property.

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Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority v. Alameda Produce Market LLC

California Supreme Court unanimously reverses Court of Appeal opinion in eminent domain dispute.

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Burlington Coat Factory v. Bella Terra Associates

California Court of Appeal upholds landlord’s interpretation of novel lease provision.

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In Re Episcopal Church Cases

California Supreme Court rules in favor of national church in property dispute with breakaway local parish.

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Sterling v. Taylor

California Supreme Court affirms judgment for defendant in dispute over real estate transaction.

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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.

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Acqua Vista Homeowners Association v. MWI, Inc.

Appellant's opening brief seeking reversal of a $25 million judgment in a construction defect lawsuit under the Right to Repair Act (SB 800; Civ. Code, section 895 et seq.)

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Transbay Auto Service, Inc. v. Chevron USA, Inc.

Ninth Circuit opening brief arguing that trial court committed evidentiary error in case arising under the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act.

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Border Business Park, Inc. v. City of San Diego

California Court of Appeal brief challenging a $91.7 million inverse condemnation award based on a city's public announcements of a proposed international airport and its temporary establishment of a designated truck route on street adjacent to plaintiff's property.

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City of Marina v. Board of Trustees of the Cal. State Univ.

California Supreme Court brief arguing that state property devoted to public use is constitutionally exempt from special assessments for local public improvements.

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