Lieff Cabraser attorney Kenneth "Kenny" Byrd received the Tennessee Association for Justice 2015 Paladin Award at the TAJ annual conference last week for his successful litigation against cigarette manufacturers R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Philip Morris USA Inc., and Lorillard Tobacco Company in Florida federal courts.
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, congratulates Kelly M. Dermody on being named a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers ("the College").
On Friday, June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court made history in Obergefell v. Hodges by ruling that the U.S. Constitution protects the rights of same-sex couples to become legally married everywhere in the country.
Lieff Cabraser attorney Rachel Geman will be participating at the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) 2015 Annual Convention on June 26, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. Geman will moderate and speak at a panel discussion titled "Statistics For Lawyers - Even Those Who Hate Math," which will address issues that arise in Fair Labor Standards Act and Title VII class action cases in regard to statistical analyses and representative testimony at trial.
Last week, Lieff Cabraser proudly showed their support for the Family Violence Appellate Project (FVAP), a nonprofit organization that represents domestic violence survivors and their families before the California Courts of Appeals.
Lieff Cabraser attorney Lexi J. Hazam announced that three patients prescribed olmesartan, a widely-prescribed blood pressure medication sold under the brand name Benicar, along with Benicar HT, Tribenzor and Azor, recently filed lawsuits against Japan-based Daiichi Sankyo, Benicar's manufacturer, and Forest Laboratories, which marketed and distributed Benicar in the United States.
Attorney Todd A. Walburg of the national plaintiffs' law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP announced that a federal appeals court today reversed an order that had dismissed wrongful death claims stemming from an alleged transmission defect in many Chrysler vehicles.
This week U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner held that employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc, whose personal information was exposed in last year's well publicized data breach may bring claims against Sony for its alleged failure to take reasonable steps to secure the information.
Lieff Cabraser attorney Mark P. Chalos was recently appointed as Chair of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Public Education Committee and Member of the AAJ Public Affairs Committee. The Public Education Committee works on initiatives promoting knowledge of America's civil justice system and trial bar mission. The Public Affairs Committee gives advice on policy options, tactics, and strategies with regard to trial lawyer matters.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate approved and sent to the House of Representatives the Thune-Nelson Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act. The bill offers individuals a substantial monetary incentive for whistleblowers in the automotive industry to report safety problems and vehicle defects that could lead to serious injuries or death. Whistleblowers could receive up to 30 percent of any monetary penalty over $1 million imposed by the U.S. Department of Transportation or U.S. Department of Justice for misconduct.