As noted in the Daily Journal, on Monday, February 4, 2019, Judge Mitchell L. Bekloff of the Los Angeles Superior Court granted Hueston Hennigan’s application for a preliminary injunction against a California state agency. The decision, in the closely watched case, holds that the pricing notifications to the state pursuant to California Senate Bill 17 are protectable trade secrets and may not be disclosed in response to a California Public Records Act request.
On the eve of trial in California, media mogul Sumner Redstone’s former companion Manuela Herzer has agreed to pay back $3.25 million to Redstone, ending more than three years of litigation in various courts across the country. Herzer was seeking to be reinstated to his estate plan in an amount greater than $50 million.
On Monday, January 7, 2019, U.S. District Court Jeffery S. White, of the Northern District of California, dismissed a putative national class action brought against a group of well-known New York and Bay Area restaurants, which alleged that that the restaurants’ no-tipping policies violated antitrust law.