In 1997, Mr. Horwitz represented several defendants against claims brought in the United States District Court, Southern District. The plaintiff filed claims seeking relief for: a permanent injunction and claims based on the Sherman Act, 5 U.S.C. §1-7 (Conspiracy), 1996 Espionage Act 18 U.S.C. §1832 (Stealing secrets), and malicious destruction of business (Business and Professions Code §17045-17048). Mr. Horwitz successfully convinced the Court to dismiss the plaintiffs case as to all defendants on a motion made under Federal Rule 12(b)(6).