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Answers To Top 5 Questions About Benicar And Benicar Lawsuits


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.

Kelly Dermody to Discuss Impact of Implicit Bias on Professional Women


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.

Children Poisoned By Laundry Pods: Consumer Reports Highlights Danger


Attorney Wendy FleishmanLaundry pods are colorful and look like enticing toys, candy, or a dessert, deceptively luring unsuspecting children and mentally infirm to put them into their mouths. Biting and swallowing any of the highly concentrated detergent packets, however, can cause serious, life-threatening injuries.

Actos Lawsuit News: Appellate Court Reinstates $6.5 million Jury Award


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.

Elizabeth Cabraser Recognized as a Top 25 Plaintiff Lawyer in California


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 (subscription required).

Annika K. Martin Re-elected To Leadership Role of AAJ Class Action Group


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.

Employee Rights Lawyer Rachel Geman Comments on the DOL's New Misclassification Guidance


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.

Lexi Hazam Elected Vice Chair of AAJ Torts Section


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.

Lieff Cabraser Attorney Mark Chalos Named Chair of National Justice Organization's Education Committee, Re-Elected to State Organization's Board of Governors

Mark Chalos Named Chair of American Association for Justice Education Committee

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.

Class Action Lawsuit filed in Refugio Santa Barbara Oil Spill

Class Action Lawsuit Filed in Refugio Santa Barbara Oil Spill

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.

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