WESTERNGECO LLC v. ION GEOPHYSICAL CORP.

No. 16-1011.

138 S.Ct. 2129 (2018)

585 U.S. 407

WESTERNGECO LLC, Petitioner, v. ION Geophysical Corporation.

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 22, 2018.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Timothy K. Gilman , Leslie M. Schmidt , Kirkland & Ellis LLP, New York, NY, Paul D. Clement , Gregg F. LoCascio, P.C., John C. O'Quinn , William H. Burgess , Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Washington, DC, for Petitioner.

Danielle J. Healey , Brian G. Strand , Bailey K. Benedict , Fish' & Richardson P.C., Houston, TX, Justin M. Barnes , Troutman Sanders LLP, San Diego, CA, Kannon K. Shanmugam , David I. Berl , Amy Mason Saharia , Masha G. Hansford , William T. Marks , J. Matthew Rice , Williams & Connolly LLP, Washington, DC, for Respondent.


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