Benicar is a widely prescribed medication for blood pressure and hypertension (chronic high blood pressure). Olmesartan is the active ingredient of Benicar and is also contained in Benicar HCT, Tribenzor, and Azor.
Lieff Cabraser attorney Kelly M. Dermody will participate in a panel discussion entitled "Implicit Bias: Fact or Fiction?" at the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) on July 28, 2015. The panel will examine implicit bias and whether it explains the lack of women in positions of power and leadership in law firms and corporations. The discussion is presented by BASF's No Glass Ceiling Task Force. BASF Executive Director Yolanda Jackson will moderate.
In a significant development in the Actos litigation, the California State Appeals Court for the Second District last week reinstated a cancer patient and spouse's $6.5 million jury award against the makers of Actos, a diabetes medication. The appellate court's decision reaffirms the importance and role of the jury in deciding claims.
The Daily Journal recently named Lieff Cabraser attorney Elizabeth J. Cabraser to its list of the Top 25 Plaintiff Lawyers in California for 2015. In announcing the award, the Daily Journal editors stated, "We selected just 25 California plaintiff lawyers to honor. We could have honored more but, in our opinion, these are the ones who consistently force broad change in the law, industry and society." Read more at www.dailyjournal.com (subscription required).
Lieff Cabraser attorney Annika K. Martin has been re-elected to a second term as Co-Vice Chair of the American Association for Justice's Class Action Litigation Group (CALG). Promoting a fair and effective justice system, AAJ's mission is to support the representation of those injured by the harmful misconduct and negligence of others. The Class Action Litigation Group creates a forum for attorneys to share ideas, discovery, and litigation strategies, allowing AAJ members to network and work collaboratively on class action cases.
Millions of American workers are victims of misclassification. In these cases, the employer has wrongly and unlawfully classified these workers as "independent contractors" and denied them overtime pay and other important benefits.
Lieff Cabraser attorney Lexi J. Hazam was elected Vice Chair of the American Association for Justice's (AAJ) Section on Toxic, Environmental and Pharmaceutical Torts (STEP). Promoting a fair and effective justice system, AAJ's mission is to support the representation of those injured by the harmful misconduct and negligence of others. STEP is a section of the association, which focuses on pharmaceutical toxic effects, medical devices, pesticides, consumer products, industrial pollution, and other environmental damages.
Mark P. Chalos, Managing Partner of the Nashville office of the national plaintiffs' law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, has been named chair of the Public Education Committee for the American Association for Justice - a national organization which promotes a fair and effective civil justice system.
Keller Rohrback LLP and Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, which represented those affected by the Exxon Valdez oil spill, have filed a class action lawsuit against Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA) and Plains Pipeline, L.P., stemming from the Refugio State Beach oil spill in Santa Barbara.