On the afternoon of Friday, August 10, Hueston Hennigan LLP secured the dismissal of a putative consumer class action against dietary supplement manufacturer Nutraceutical Corporation in Welk v. Nutraceutical Corporation, No. 3:17-cv-02266-BEN-KSC (S.D. Cal.) (see attached). U.S. District Court Judge Roger Benitez held that Welk’s claims were preempted by federal law.
Hueston Hennigan lawyers Brian Hennigan, Joshua Michaelangelo Stein and Michael Todisco worked closely with Loyola Law School’s Project for the Innocent to secure the release of Maria Mendez, a grandmother wrongfully convicted of causing the death of her baby grandson.
Today, the Supreme Court of the United States granted Hueston Hennigan’s petition for a writ of certiorari, filed on behalf of client Nutraceutical Corp., in a significant class action matter presenting the question of whether equitable exceptions apply to mandatory claim-processing rules.
Allergan subsidiary Zeltiq Aesthetics defeated a putative class action suit on Tuesday alleging that customers of the company’s popular CoolSculpting fat-freezing system were deceived by marketing materials that classified the system as “FDA-cleared,” without also stating that it was not “FDA-approved.”
A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a California law requiring IMDb to remove an actor’s age information upon request, an effort to fight age discrimination, was “clearly unconstitutional.” Ruling that “regulation of speech must be a last resort,” U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said the state should have tried less invasive options, like beefing up existing discrimination rules, rather than “censor a source of truthful information.”
A New Mexico federal judge on Monday largely left intact the state and Navajo Nation’s consolidated lawsuits seeking damages from a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency contractor involved in the 2015 Gold King Mine spill.
This term, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider three cases related to securities litigation and enforcement. In a column for the LosAngeles Daily Journal, Alex Romain and Jenna Williams analyze the import of three cases treating a broad range of topics.
Southern California Edison has engaged Hueston Hennigan to serve as lead counsel to defend against claims and litigation arising out of the recent Thomas Fire and other southern California wildfires. The firm has also been engaged to defend against litigation arising from the Montecito mudslides and others alleged to have been caused by rains falling on land impacted by the wildfires.