Lieff Cabraser Recognized in 2015 Edition of Best Law Firms

2015 Best Law Firms 2015

U.S. News & Best Lawyers published their 2015 Best Law Firms book this month. Lieff Cabraser is proud to be selected again as the “Law Firm of the Year” in the category of Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs. This represents the fifth consecutive year that U.S. News & Best Lawyers have recognized Lieff Cabraser as a national “Law Firm of the Year.”

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National Law Journal Recognizes Elizabeth Cabraser As Litigation Trailblazer

National Law Journal Recognizes Elizabeth Cabraser As Litigation Trailblazer

The National Law Journal has named Lieff Cabraser attorney Elizabeth J. Cabraser to its inaugural list of Litigation Trailblazers & Pioneers. Fifty of the nation’s top litigators were chosen based on their "remarkable successes" as well as "deep passion and perseverance in pursuit of their mission."

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Xarelto Blood Thinner Lawsuits Consolidated in Louisiana Federal Court

Patients Allege Xarelto Linked to Serious Bleeding Risk

Wendy R. Fleishman of the national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announced today that nearly two dozen lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer Corp. over the blood thinner Xarelto have been consolidated in Louisiana federal court. The U.S. Judiciary Panel on Multidistrict Litigation found that the cases have enough common complaints to warrant centralization. Xarelto has been linked to serious side effects including gastrointestinal bleeding, brain bleeding, other internal bleeds, and death. [Read more…]

ADL Recognizes Kelly Dermody With Distinguished Jurisprudence Award

ADL Recognizes Kelly Dermody With Distinguished Jurisprudence Award

On December 16, 2014, the Anti-Defamation League recognized Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody with its Distinguished Jurisprudence Award at a gala luncheon in San Francisco. The award celebrated Dermody’s leadership and dedication to serving the public interest, improving access to justice, and ensuring that the rights of historically disenfranchised persons are protected. Lieff Cabraser Managing Partner and ADL New York regional board member Steven E. Fineman introduced and presented the award to Dermody.

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Law360 Recognizes Kelly Dermody as Employment Law MVP

Law360 Recognizes Kelly Dermody as Employment Law MVP

Law360, a subsidiary of LexisNexis, has named Lieff Cabraser attorney Kelly M. Dermody as one of the top six employment lawyers in the nation and designated her an “Employment MVP” for 2014. As Law360 explains, the award honors “elite attorneys” who have had outstanding “successes in high-stakes litigation, record-breaking deals and complex global matters.”

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Dean Harvey Speaks at ABA Business Torts & Civil RICO Committee Town Hall Meeting

Dean Harvey Speaks at ABA Business Torts & Civil RICO Committee Town Hall Meeting

The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Antitrust Law Business Torts & Civil RICO Committee (BTCR) presents a Town Hall Meeting on December 15, 2014. Lieff Cabraser attorney Dean M. Harvey will be featured as a panelist in a discussion about the committee’s mission, leadership, and volunteer opportunities.

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Lieff Cabraser Named “Plaintiff Powerhouse” By Benchmark Litigation

Lieff Cabraser Named Plaintiff Powerhouse By Benchmark Litigation

Benchmark Litigation, a publication of the UK-based Legal Media Group (which also produces Institutional Investor), has published its 2015 profile of U.S. law firms – “the eighth annual edition… [of] the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys.” Although the publication focuses primarily on defense firms, we received the highest ranking for law firms with California offices and the second highest ranking for law firms with New York offices. The comments about our firm include “nationally known and respected,” “plaintiff powerhouse,” and “hardest working and ethical.”

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Takata Airbag Recall FAQ

Takata Airbag Recall FAQ

Numerous automakers have been recalling millions of vehicles this year, mostly manufactured prior to 2009, as a result of the defective airbags made by Japanese supplier Takata Corporation. In November 2014, federal safety regulators expanded the Takata airbag recall, requesting all automakers to conduct a national recall of affected vehicles.

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