Judge Affirms School District’s Anti-Bullying Efforts

On Tuesday, Judge Cynthia A. Bashant of the Southern District issued an order denying a preliminary injunction requested by a San Diego group who sued the San Diego Unified School District to challenge its anti-bullying program. The program was originally developed to address a rise in Islamophobia.

“[The order] is a helpful guidepost for others who are trying to take meaningful productive steps to protect students in their schools, whether they’re targeted for race, gender, sexual orientation or something else,” said partner Moez Kaba in an article for the Daily Journal.

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Dismissal Secured for Nutraceutical In Putative Class Action

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.). U.S. District Court Judge Roger Benitez held that Welk’s claims were preempted by federal law.

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Wrongfully Convicted Grandmother Released from Prison

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.

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Allergan Defeats CoolSculpting Class Action

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.”

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IMDb Age Law Declared Unconstitutional

From Law360.com

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.” 

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