On April 5, Hueston Hennigan prevailed on behalf of Peloton Interactive Inc., winning a motion to dismiss before Judge Richard Seeborg of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco in an action alleging unfair competition, among other things.
On April 3, 2019, Monster Energy Company filed litigation against Vital Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (VPX), maker of Bang energy drinks, and its founder John H. Owoc. The suit asserts claims for unfair competition, false advertising, trade libel lawsuit, tortious interference, and misappropriation.
On April 3, 2019, Hueston Hennigan on behalf of client Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc filed litigation against billionaire inventor, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong. The lawsuit details what Sorrento believes was a scheme to “catch and kill” a cancer drug that—had it been brought to market as planned—would have saved patients, hospitals, and the United States government in excess of $1 billion.
A former top private equity executive charged in the college admissions scandal denies he paid any bribe to get his son into USC using a “side door” and says the boy has a legitimate learning disability that warranted special testing provisions.
With a third ruling issued this week, the Federal District Court in New Mexico has decisively ruled that all parties – the United States, the U.S. EPA’s contractors, and mine owners and operators – must face the consequences arising out of the unprecedented 2015 Gold King Mine spill.
In a closely watched case, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed that a social network application and its owners cannot be held liable for the acts of its users. Plaintiff sued Grindr and its owners, including the firm’s client, alleging that they were liable for the despicable conduct of one of the app’s users.
On Thursday, February 28, 2019, in a significant victory for the Navajo Nation, Chief U.S. District Judge William P. Johnson denied the United States’ motion to dismiss the Navajo Nation’s claims. This means all of the Navajo Nation’s claims against the federal government arising out of the unprecedented 2015 Gold King Mine will proceed.