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Chambers 2017: Hueston Hennigan a "Powerhouse"

Hueston Hennigan LLP has been recognized by the newly released Chambers USA 2017 as a "powerhouse" firm that "boasts outstanding trial capabilities." Remarking on the firm's strong track record across both plaintiff and defense-side commercial cases, Chambers assessed Hueston Hennigan as bringing a "large-firm sensibility and approach, leaving no stone unturned." Chambers stated, "They bring an immediate credibility because the other side knows that they are dealing with highly experienced trial lawyers who aren't scared to go to trial." Chambers noted that "Sources hail the firm's ability to "deliver high-value, incisive, commercially practical advice very efficiently."

Western Digital takes Toshiba Dispute to International Chamber of Commerce

On behalf of Western Digital's SanDisk subsidiaries, Hueston Hennigan attorneys have filed a request for arbitration with the ICC International Court of Arbitration, asserting Toshiba has breached and is threatening additional breaches of the parties' joint venture agreements. The move comes in response to Toshiba's purported transfer of its joint venture interests to an affiliate and the threatened transfer of that affiliate to a third party, both without Western Digital's consent. The agreements governing the JVs, which involve the manufacture and development of NAND flash-memory chips used in some of today's most popular electronic devices, include provisions that require one party's consent before the other party can sell its stake.

Robert Klieger Featured in The Hollywood Reporter's Top 100 Power Lawyers

rsz_robert_f_056_web_2.jpgPartner Robert Klieger has been named to The Hollywood Reporter's Power Lawyers 2017 list, the publication's annual roundup of the entertainment industry's leading attorneys. In naming Mr. Klieger to its Top 100 list, The Hollywood Reporter cited his work in 2016 on behalf of Sumner M. Redstone, the controlling shareholder of Viacom Inc. and CBS Corporation.

Alec Baldwin Art Case Moves Forward

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.

State Bar Wins Dunn Trial

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.

Judge Dismisses Claims in State Bar Litigation

A Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge granted in large part Hueston Hennigan's demurrer against a complaint filed by a former State Bar employee against the Bar, its Trustees, and several Bar employees. Judge John P. Doyle dismissed two of former State Bar public information officer Thomas Layton's three causes of action in his lawsuit against the bar, also dismissing 24 of 25 individual defendants Layton had named in his complaint.