On behalf of the Navajo Nation, Hueston Hennigan has filed suit against Wells Fargo Bank. The suit alleges the bank deliberately targeted members of the nation’s largest tribe with predatory and fraudulent practices, then lied to the tribal government when confronted. The complaint alleges that Wells Fargo employees at branches on the Navajo Nation routinely misled customers into opening unnecessary accounts and obtained debit and credit cards without customers’ consent.
Moez Kaba is the youngest partner at one of the country’s premier trial boutiques, Hueston Hennigan, a Los Angeles-based shop formed by a group of former Irell & Manella commercial litigation partners. The firm has earned considerable traction in the legal community via some high-stakes and high-profile appointments. Kaba, a co-founder of the firm, reflects both the firm’s approach as well as the cultural and generational shift in the US litigation landscape. In this Q&A with Benchmark’s Michael Rafalowich, he discusses these issues at length.
From the Los Angeles Times: University of California regents meeting on Thursday admonished UC President Janet Napolitano for agreeing to a plan that led to interference in a state audit on the operation of her office.
A California federal court entered judgment in favor of Hueston Hennigan clients Kmart Corporation, Sears Holdings Management Corporation, and Risewear, LLC in a trademark action filed by Rise Basketball Skill Development, LLC. The defeated suit sought to disgorge profits and enjoin sales of Kmart’s popular “Risewear” line of athleisurewear.
Citing Hueston Hennigan LLP as “one of the most exciting litigation boutiques in the nation,” the Los Angeles Daily Journal named partners John Hueston and Moez Kaba to its 2017 list of Top 100 Lawyers in California. The list recognizes California attorneys who have made an impact on the law and society within the last 12 to 18 months.