Lieff Cabraser Civil Justice Blog

Second Biggest Whistleblower Payout in History Reaches $22 Million

Second Biggest Whistleblower Payout in History Reaches $22 Million

In the second largest whistleblower payout ever, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is paying $22 million to a former Monsanto Co. executive, a corporate insider who provided a “detailed tip and extensive assistance” in stopping illicit, fraudulent activity relating to the company’s reported sales of Roundup, reported Bloomberg and other journals. [Read more…]

Money Over Cars: 210,000 VW Diesel Owners Decide on Vehicle Buyback

Money Over Cars: 210,000 VW Diesel Owners Decide on Vehicle Buyback

Out of the 475,000 Volkswagen 2.0 liter diesel engine owners, approximately 210,000 individuals have chosen to partake in the $14.7 billion settlement that is awaiting final court approval. Under the settlement terms, VW and Audi owners have the option of selling their cars back to the dealership or having them fixed to meet U.S. environmental standards and clean air laws. In addition, owners will receive $5,100 to $10,000 compensation for their time and trouble during this scandal. [Read more…]

Levaquin and Cipro, Secret Killers via Aneurysm, Aortic Dissection

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Hundreds of Americans with Minor Infections Are Dying Every Year from Aneurysms That May Have Been Caused by the Super-Antibiotics they Should Never Have Been Prescribed

A class of strong antibiotic drugs including Levaquin and Cipro prescribed widely to treat common bacterial infections like urinary tract infections, bronchitis, and sinusitis have been linked to significantly increased risks of potentially life-threatening aortic aneurysms and aortic dissections. [Read more…]

OA INVESTOR ALERT: Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against Orbital ATK

OA INVESTORS ALERT: Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against Orbital ATK, Inc.

Lieff Cabraser announces that class action litigation has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired the securities of Orbital ATK, Inc. (“Orbital” or the “Company”) (NYSE: OA) between June 1, 2015 and August 9, 2016, inclusive (the “Class Period”). [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Listed in 2017 Best Lawyers in America

Best Lawyers 2017 Edition

The Best Lawyers in America, a legal peer-review publication, has announced its 2017 listing of outstanding attorneys and leading lawyers nationwide, including 18 Lieff Cabraser attorneys. The 23rd Edition of the publication includes 54,905 attorneys in 140 practice areas across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and is based on over 7.3 million evaluations.
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VW Emissions Case Looks Towards Settlement Over 3.0 Liter Engine Cars

VW Emissions Case Moves Forward Towards Settlement Over 3.0 Liter Engine Cars

At a hearing today in federal court in San Francisco before District Court Judge Charles M. Breyer, meaningful progress was reported towards a settlement between Volkswagen and over 650 U.S. VW franchise dealerships over vehicles “rendered unsellable” by the company’s diesel emissions scandal. The parties announced a proposed deal that includes a settlement fund as well as a buyback plan for used diesel vehicles that Law360 (subscription) noted would be “under the same terms available to owners of 2.0-liter vehicles” under the earlier-announced $14.7 billion settlement. The value of the proposed settlement fund for dealerships was not disclosed. [Read more…]

Dean Harvey Featured on ABTL Panel Discussing Legal Artificial Intelligence

Dean Harvey Featured on ABTL Panel Discussing Legal Artificial Intelligence

Lieff Cabraser partner Dean M. Harvey will be featured as a distinguished speaker on an Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL) panel titled “Are Computers About to Eat Your Lunch (Or At Least Change the Way You Practice)?” The event will take place on August 30, 2016 at The Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco. [Read more…]

John Spragens Joins Nashville Bar Foundation Leadership Forum 2016

John Spragens joins Nashville Bar Foundation Leadership Forum 2016

Lieff Cabraser attorney John Spragens has been selected to participate in the Nashville Bar Foundation Leadership Forum 2016-2017 class. The professional development program offers emerging leaders in the legal profession opportunities to learn, collaborate, network, and serve the local community and the profession. [Read more…]