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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.

National Union Fire Ins. Co. v. Cambridge Integrated Services (2009)

In this appeal, Horvitz & Levy LLP represented National Union, which provides workers comp excess insurance to Bank of America.

In Re Episcopal Church Cases (2009)

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

Omega S.A. v. Costco Wholesale Corp. (2008)

Ninth Circuit holds that “first sale doctrine” does not provide a defense to an infringement action involving foreign-made, nonpiratical copies of a copyrighted work.

Northrop Grumman Corp. v. Factory Mut. Ins. Co. (2008)

Ninth Circuit rules for insurer in dispute over insurance coverage for $1 billion in storm surge flood damage caused by Hurricane Katrina.

City of Hope Nat. Medical Center v. Genentech, Inc. (2008)

California Supreme Court affirms $300 million compensatory damages award for underpayment of patent royalties

Holdgrafer v. Unocal Corp. (2008)

California Court of Appeal reverses $5 million punitive damages award against Unocal in soil contamination case.

Kavu v. Omnipak (2007)

Fax-blasting case settles on favorable terms after Horvitz & Levy petitions the Ninth Circuit for interlocutory appeal of class certification order.

Castaneda v. Olsher (2007)

California Supreme Court holds that mobile home park owner is not liabile for gang-related violence and has no duty to profile prospective tenants for possible gang affiliation.

Prachasaisoradej v. Ralph's Grocery Co. (2007)

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

Walker v. Farmers Ins. Exchange (2007)

California Court of Appeal affirms trial court's reduction of punitive damages from $8.3 million to $1.5 million in insurance bad faith case.

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