Nationwide VW Emissions Class Action Lawsuits Filed

Nationwide VW Recall Class Action Lawsuits Filed

“Truth in Engineering” is Audi’s official slogan. Sadly, the Audi A3 and multiple Volkswagen cars with diesel engines were allegedly engineered to deceive. This is one of the allegations in separate class action complaints filed yesterday and Tuesday by Audi and VW owners represented by Lieff Cabraser and co-counsel in federal courts in New Jersey and California.

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Bruce Leppla to Speak at the Legal Executive Institute

Bruce Leppla to Speak at the Legal Executive Institute on Intellectual Property Valuation Issues in Merger and Acquisition Litigation

Lieff Cabraser attorney Bruce W. Leppla will be speaking at the Legal Executive Institute’s October 8, 2015 meeting on Board of Director fiduciary duties related to intellectual property valuation in the context of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity. With the dramatic rise of M&A activity involving the acquisition of companies with valuable intellectual property, the issue arises as to whether the Board of the company to be acquired has taken appropriate steps to value its intellectual property. Conventional valuation methods (e.g., discounted cash flow analysis, the use of comparables, etc.) may be of limited help. Mr. Leppla will examine the legal standards with respect to board fiduciary duty in this area and also review new, more innovative financial methods to assess valuation.

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Lead Attorneys in GM Ignition Lawsuit Respond to GM Fines and Admission

Lead Attorneys in GM Ignition Lawsuit Respond to GM Fines and Admission

Attorneys Steve Berman, Bob Hilliard and Elizabeth Cabraser, co-lead counsel in the high-profile, class-action lawsuit against General Motors Co (NYSE: GM) today responded to the $900 million fines levied against the automaker and GM’s admission to concealing a defect that it was required by law to report under the Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

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Microsoft Sued in Class Action Alleging Sex Discrimination

Microsoft Gender Discrimination Class Action Lawsuit Filed

National Class Action Lawsuit in Federal Court Charges Violations of Federal and Local Civil Rights Laws

Seattle, Washington (September 16, 2015) – Attorneys Adam T. Klein of Outten & Golden LLP and Kelly M. Dermody of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announce that a lawsuit filed today in federal court in Washington alleges that Microsoft has engaged in systemic and pervasive discrimination against its female professional employees.

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Jonathan Selbin to Speak at ABA Conference on Class Actions

Jonathan Selbin To Speak ABA Conference On Class Actions

On October 22, 2015, Lieff Cabraser attorney Jonathan D. Selbin will participate in a panel discussion at the American Bar Association’s 19th Annual National Institute on Class Actions in New Orleans. The panel discussion is entitled: "You Have a Choice, Picayune-‘Consumer Rip-offs’ or ‘No-Injury Class Actions.’ Either Way, Does a Legal Claim Exist?"

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Suit Charges Negligence by Medical Device Manufacturer Pentax Medical and Chicago-Area Hospital Led to Patient Contracting Fatal Superbug Infection from Contaminated Medical Scope

Suit Charges Negligence by Medical Device Manufacturer Pentax Medical and Chicago-Area Hospital Led to Patient Contracting Fatal Superbug Infection from Contaminated Medical Scope

Lexi J. Hazam of the national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announced that the adult children of Renate Winkler as administrators of her estate have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Pentax Medical, a division of Pentax of America, Inc., and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, which is located in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge, Illinois. Ms. Winkler died on December 7, 2013 from carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae or CRE, a bacteria that is highly resistant to antibiotics, following Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography or ERCP at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. For the procedure, the hospital used a duodenoscope manufactured and sold by Pentax Medical.

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Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Recognized as Consumer Attorney of the Year Finalists

Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Recognized as Consumer Attorney of the Year Finalists

The Consumer Attorneys of California (“CAOC”) announced this year’s finalists for the organization’s two major member awards, Consumer Attorney of the Year and Street Fighter of the Year.

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IVC Blood Clot Filter Lawsuits: Lieff Cabraser Provides Answers to Injured Patients

IVC Blood Clot Filter Lawsuits: Lieff Cabraser Provides Answers to Injured Patients

New York, NY, August 24, 2015 — Wendy R. Fleishman of the national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announces that the firm has published an informational video on IVC blood clot filter injuries and a list of Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About IVC Blood Filters concerning alleged defects in certain retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) blood filters.

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FIFA Bribery Scandal & Potential For Private Lawsuits

FIFA Bribery Scandal & Potential For Private Lawsuits

On May 27, 2015, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York announced a 47-count indictment charging nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives with a vast, 24-year scheme to “enrich themselves through the corruption of international soccer.” Soccer officials solicited and received over $150 million in bribes from sports marketing companies in return for lucrative marketing rights — including television and radio broadcasting rights, advertising rights, sponsorship rights, licensing rights, hospitality rights, and ticketing rights — to FIFA events and matches.

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Best Lawyers Names Elizabeth Cabraser, Richard Heimann, and Steven Fineman As Lawyers Of The Year

Best Lawyers Names Elizabeth Cabraser, Richard Heimann, and Steven Fineman As Lawyers Of The Year

The Best Lawyers in America, a legal peer-review publication, has announced its 2016 listing of outstanding lawyers nationwide, including 18 Lieff Cabraser attorneys. In addition, three of our attorneys – Elizabeth J. Cabraser, Richard M. Heimann, and Steven E. Fineman – received metropolitan “Lawyer of the Year” awards from Best Lawyers. Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community receives this honor. [Read more…]

Wendy Fleishman Elected to AAJ Board of Governors

Wendy Fleishman Elected to AAJ Board of Governors

Lieff Cabraser attorney Wendy R. Fleishman has recently been elected to the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice (AAJ). Fleishman also serves as a leader of the AAJ’s Women’s Caucus. 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.

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Lexi Hazam Discusses Latest Developments in Whistleblower Law

Lexi Hazam Discusses Latest Developments in Whistleblower Law

In a roundtable discussion published in this month’s edition of California Lawyer magazine, Lieff Cabraser attorney Lexi Hazam reviews the latest developments in whistleblower law, including how the law is evolving in cases where the whistleblower must pursue the action without the assistance of the federal government.

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Annika K. Martin Speaks at 2015 Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum

Annika Martin Speaks at 2015 Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum

Lieff Cabraser attorney Annika K. Martin will be speaking at the 2015 Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum (CLEF) on September 25th, 2015, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The forum will be divided into four hour-long discussion sessions covering the following topics, the first three of which are: Document Review, Search Methodology & Sources, and Understanding the Scope of Defendants’ ESI: 30(b)(6) Depositions vs. Informal Exchanges of Information. Martin’s discussion will focus primarily on the issue of Proportionality in the context of the recently amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure concerning discovery that will take effect on December 1, 2015, including how the amended Rule 26 could potentially affect the ability of plaintiffs in complex litigation to obtain sufficient discovery to prove their claims.

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