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Ken Stabler, Magnetic NFL Star, Sapped of Spirit by Career Concussion Injuries

Ken Stabler, a Magnetic NFL Star, Was Sapped of Spirit by CTE

The New York Times reports that Ken Stabler, iconic football star quarterback of the 1970s, suffered greatly from the deprivations of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) before his death last summer at 69, including rapid declines in his thinking and other progressive brain damage. Earlier, Stabler had added his name to the class-action lawsuit brought by former players against the NFL seeking damages from decades of concussions.

Fantasy Sports Insider Trading and Related Cases Centralized in Federal Court in Massachusetts

Fantasy Sports Insider Trading and Related Cases Centralized in Federal Court in Massachusetts

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation announced that the wave of lawsuits against fantasy sports companies FanDuel Inc. and DraftKings Inc. will be coordinated in federal court in Massachusetts. The JPML acknowledged that while the myriad of cases don't all share the same underlying theory of liability, combining them in Massachusetts will promote efficiency and the overall management of the cases.

Elizabeth Cabraser Named to Executive Committee in Airline Ticket Pricing Antitrust Case

Elizabeth Cabraser Named to Executive Committee in Airline Ticket Pricing Antitrust Case

Elizabeth Cabraser has been named to the three-member Plaintiffs Executive Committee for the more than 100 class actions alleging that four major airlines conspired to fix the prices of domestic fares. The Committee will work with lead counsel Michael Hausfeld and Steve Williams to lead the litigation. U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly asked both sides to submit a proposed filing schedule for the cases by February 25th, and ordered the new plaintiffs leadership team to create a "proposal for addressing the issue of managing plaintiffs' fees and expenses in this litigation," including how she could review costs.

Elizabeth Cabraser and Lin Chan to Speak at 14th Annual Impact Fund Class Action Conference

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Lieff Cabraser partners Elizabeth J. Cabraser and Lin Y. Chan will be speaking at the 14th Annual Impact Fund Class Action Conference on February 18-19, 2016 in San Francisco, California. The conference will be divided into nine sessions and feature some of the nation's leading plaintiff-side public interest class action practitioners and academics.

HLTH INVESTORS ALERT: Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against Nobilis Health Corporation

HLTH INVESTORS ALERT: Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against Nobilis Health Corporation

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP announces that class action litigation has been brought on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired the securities of Nobilis Health Corporation ("Nobilis" or the "Company") (NYSE: HLTH) between April 2, 2015 and January 6, 2016, inclusive (the "Class Period").

Internet-Connected Toys for Kids Risk Exposure to Hackers

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Security issues and flaws relating to Internet-connected children's toys are on the rise. Last year, more than 6 million children's names, ages, and genders were disclosed when the leading manufacturer and distributor of digital learning toys, VTech, suffered a simple but devastating hack to its databases. A similar attack on allegedly insecure data stores affected Hello Kitty's San Rio Town in late 2015 as well.

Bridgestone Initiates Voluntary Safety Recall for Defective Tires

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Tennessee-based Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) announced a voluntary safety recall for one size (255/70R22.5) of its Firestone FS561 tire, installed in trailer applications, that was sold both in the United States and Canada between the dates of April 2015 and January 2016. Other sizes and applications for the FS561 commercial truck tire are not affected by this recall.

ESPR INVESTORS ALERT: Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against Esperion Therapeutics, Inc.

ESPR INVESTORS ALERT: Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against Esperion Therapeutics, Inc.

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP announces that class action litigation has been brought on behalf of purchasers of the common stock of Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. ("Esperion" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: ESPR) between August 18, 2015 and September 28, 2015, inclusive (the "Class Period").

HTWR INVESTORS ALERT: Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against HeartWare International, Inc.

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Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP announces that class action litigation has been brought on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired the common stock of HeartWare International, Inc. ("HeartWare" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: HTWR) between June 10, 2014 and January 11, 2016, inclusive (the "Class Period").

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren Releases 'Rigged Justice' Report Highlighting Most Powerful U.S. Corporations Committing Crimes Against Americans

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"Rigged Justice: 2016," a report from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) released today, highlights 20 cases in 2015 in which federal agencies failed to hold U.S. corporations accountable for crimes against Americans - leaving workers, investors, taxpayers, and families vulnerable.

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