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.
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.
Facing accusations in yet another year of California’s devastating wildfires, SoCal Edison once again turns to Hueston Hennigan to serve as lead counsel. Hueston Hennigan is already defending SoCal Edison and Edison International in litigation arising out of the 2017 Thomas Fire and 2018 Montecito Mudslides.