Navajo Nation’s Gold King Mine Spill Suit to Proceed Against United States

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.

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Hueston Hennigan Prevails at U.S. Supreme Court in Unanimous Opinion

On Tuesday, February 26, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in favor of our client Nutraceutical Corporation, adopting Hueston Hennigan’s argument that mandatory claim-processing rules are unalterable if properly raised. This preserves Hueston Hennigan’s victory at the lower court, where it obtained decertification of the putative plaintiff class. Hueston Hennigan has handled the case, Nutraceutical Corp. v. Lambert, since inception at the district court stage.

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Preliminary Injunction Obtained in Case Impacting the Pharmaceutical Industry

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.

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Redstone’s Legal Battle with Ex-Companion Ends

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.

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