Hueston Hennigan's "Art of the Trial" series in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, authored by the firm's partners, continues with a new installment by Moez Kaba. In his column "Art of the Trial: Direct Examination", Mr. Kaba shares his tips on managing recalcitrant witnesses, translating the technical language of experts, and connecting with a jury -- while having fun.
In a major win for Alec Baldwin, a New York Supreme Court justice has declined to dismiss his suit alleging art gallery owner Mary Boone sold him a counterfeit painting, finding instead that the actor had sufficiently alleged the gallery owner deliberately hid the fraud from him. Mr. Baldwin contacted Ms. Boone when he was seeking to purchase an original painting by noted contemporary artist Ross Bleckner, but instead of the promised painting, the suit alleges, Boone delivered a counterfeit that she had fraudulently stamped with the gallery number from the original, for the purpose of deceiving Mr. Baldwin. Furthermore, when Mr. Baldwin asked about the painting's odor, Ms. Boone lulled his
The board of directors of the San Diego Association of Governments has hired Hueston Hennigan to conduct an independent examination of an inaccurate revenue forecast for last fall’s Measure A. From the Times of San Diego The board of directors of the San Diego Association of Governments has hired Hueston Hennigan to conduct an independent examination of a faulty revenue forecast for last fall’s Measure A. The board of directors of the San Diego Association of Governments voted Friday to hire a Newport Beach law firm to conduct an independent examination of a faulty revenue forecast for last fall’s Measure A. The board earlier this year called for an outside investigation of who knew
The State Bar has prevailed after trial in a high-profile legal battle with its former Executive Director, Joseph Dunn, winning judgment on the two remaining claims in the complaint: whistleblower retaliation and breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing. Dunn, who was represented by Mark Geragos of Geragos & Geragos, had sought over $4 million in damages. In his decision, JAMS Arbitrator Edward A. Infante found that Dunn deserved neither. During a five-day arbitration in February, Hueston Hennigan, which represented the Bar, argued that far from retaliation against him, t