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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.

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.

Molina v. Shell Oil Co. (2010)

California Court of Appeal affirms defense verdict in product defect action against chemical manufacturers, rejecting plaintiffs' attempt to use jury instructions developed for asbestos litigation.

Raymond v. Flynt (2010)

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

Koszdin v. State Comp. Ins. Fund. (2010)

California Court of Appeal rejects class action against employers and workers compensation insurers.

Tverberg v. Filner Construction, Inc. (2010)

California Supreme Court limits scope of hirer liability to self-employed contractors.

Collins v. Plant Insulation Company (2010)

California Court of Appeal reverses $1.9 million judgment in asbestos action and orders new trial on allocation of fault.

Hayden v. California State University (2010)

San Diego County Superior Court denies petition for writ of mandate challenging California State University's fees for summer school.

Boeken v. Philip Morris USA, Inc. (2010)

California Supreme Court rules that a plaintiff who previously sued for loss of consortium based on a spouse’s personal injuries cannot, consistent with the res judicata doctrine, again pursue post-death consortium damages in a second lawsuit for wrongful death.

Walton et al. v. The William Powell Co. (2010)

California Court of Appeal reverses $5 million judgment in asbestos case, holding that valve maker is not liable as a matter of law for asbestos that was used in conjunction with its product.

Kirk v. First American Title Insurance Company (2010)

California Court of Appeal issues opinion approving the use of ethical screens to avoid vicarious law firm disqualification.

Logix v. Faherty (2010)

California Court of Appeal reverses $40 million judgment in dispute over satellite television royalties.

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