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Court Decision Paves Path For Start Of NCAA Student Athletes Suit

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Lieff Cabraser serves as co-counsel for a group of current and former college athletes in an antitrust class action against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

On April 14, 2014, U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken denied the NCAA's motion for summary judgment and granted in part plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment, paving the way for trial in the case to start in June 2014.

Daniel Hutchinson Recognized As One of Nation's Top Employment Attorneys Under 40

The online legal publication Law360 has selected Lieff Cabraser's Daniel Hutchinson as a 2014 Rising Star for his outstanding work as a litigator in the field of employment law.

Update On Settlement Of Antitrust Suit Against Comdata And Truck Stop Chains

Earlier this year, a settlement of $130 million plus prospective relief was reached in a class action lawsuit brought by truck stops and other retail fueling facilities that paid percentage-based transaction fees to Comdata on proprietary card transactions using Comdata's over-the-road fleet card.

Massive GM Recall Highlights Importance of Civil Justice System

General Motors CEO Mary Barra recently told Congress that GM is sorry for the American families whose loved ones were killed or injured by a deadly ignition defect present in millions of GM vehicles. While it is noteworthy that Ms. Barra has now admitted that GM's conduct has caused numerous deaths and injuries, that was not always GM's position. In fact, for many years, in courts across the country and to government regulators, GM denied responsibility for deaths and injuries. And, it denied the existence of the deadly defect entirely.

What is the Difference Between B-1 and H-1B Visas?

B-1 visas are for business persons traveling to the U.S. for a short-term visit, such as to attend a conference, negotiate a contract, or participate in short-term training. B-1 visa holders generally may not perform skilled or unskilled labor while in the U.S.H-1B visas are for foreign nationals are temporarily employed in the U.S. in in positions that require specialized knowledge and high levels of education. The application process is highly regulated and limited to 85,000 visas annually. The employer must certify that the salary of the employee with the H-1B visa is within the prevailing salary for similarly qualified and educated employees working in the U.S.Are the B-1 and H-1B Visa Programs Controversial?

Tragic California College Tour Bus Accident Highlights Need For Greater Bus Safety

The investigation into the cause of the deadly bus crash on Interstate 5 near Orland, California, involving the collision of a FedEx tanker truck and a motor coach transporting high school students to tour Humboldt State University is in its initial stages.

Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Videos

Patients who developed bladder cancer after being prescribed the diabetes medication Actos (brand name for the drug pioglitazone) have filed lawsuits against the manufacturer of Actos charging that it did not adequately warn of its cancer risks.

GM Ignition Switch Cited in Near Fatal Texas Crash

In a lawsuit she filed yesterday in Texas state court, Ms. Adams charges that the defective ignition switch in her GM car triggered the loss of control of the car and prevented its airbags from deploying.

Federal Jury Awards Punitive Damages In Actos Bladder Cancer Trial

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A federal jury in Louisiana yesterday ordered Takeda Pharmaceutical Company and Eli Lilly & Company to pay $1,475,000 in compensatory damages, finding that they failed to adequately warn about bladder-cancer risks of their diabetes medicine Actos. Jurors also found that Takeda and Lilly executives acted with wanton and reckless disregard for patient safety in their handling of the drug, and awarded a total of $9 billion in punitive damages against both companies.

Heart Device Makers' Short Cut On Patient Safety

Twice in the last seven years, tens of thousands of Americans implanted with cardiac defibrillators have had to make the agonizing decision of whether to undergo surgery to replace their recalled device.

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