Mark Chalos Reviews Recent Key Decision On Class Actions

Mark Chalos Reviews Recent Key Decision On Class Actions

Writing for the Thomson Reuters Legal Solutions Blog, Lieff Cabraser attorney Mark Chalos summarizes an important, recent decision by U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit that focused on the showing necessary for a class to be ascertainable, one of the requirements for class actions under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23.

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Lexi Hazam Discusses Benicar Drug at HarrisMartin MDL Conference

Lexi Hazam Discusses Benicar Drug at HarrisMartin MDL Conference

Lieff Cabraser attorney Lexi J. Hazam is speaking at HarrisMartin’s MDL Conference: Zofran, Bard IVC and Zimmer Persona Knee Litigation on July 29, 2015 at Hotel Nikko in San Francisco. Hazam will be featured as a panelist discussing the Benicar (Olmesartan) Litigation. Hazam has been appointed by the court overseeing the nationwide Benicar MDL litigation to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, and serves as Co-Chair of the MDL Plaintiffs’ Science and Experts Committee.

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Brendan Glackin Speaks at PLI California Trial Advocacy Program

Brendan Glackin Speaks at PLI California Trial Advocacy Program

Lieff Cabraser attorney Brendan P. Glackin will be speaking at Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) California Trial Advocacy 2015 Seminar on August 5, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Glackin will be featured on a distinguished panel of guests, presenting a session on "Preparing Your Case for Trial, Including Motions in Limine/Deposition Designations." This seminar will cover trial preparation, limine motions, jury selection, opening statements, witness preparation, direct and cross examination, experts, and closing arguments.

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Children Poisoned By Laundry Pods: Consumer Reports Highlights Danger

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Laundry pods are colorful and look like enticing toys, candy, or a dessert, deceptively luring unsuspecting children and mentally infirm to put them into their mouths. Biting and swallowing any of the highly concentrated detergent packets, however, can cause serious, life-threatening injuries.
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Kelly Dermody to Discuss Impact of Implicit Bias on Professional Women

Kelly Dermody to Discuss Impact of Implicit Bias on Professional Women

Lieff Cabraser attorney Kelly M. Dermody will participate in a panel discussion entitled “Implicit Bias: Fact or Fiction?” at the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) on July 28, 2015. The panel will examine implicit bias and whether it explains the lack of women in positions of power and leadership in law firms and corporations. The discussion is presented by BASF’s No Glass Ceiling Task Force. BASF Executive Director Yolanda Jackson will moderate.

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Actos Lawsuit News: Appellate Court Reinstates $6.5 Million Jury Award

Actos Lawsuit News: Appellate Court Reinstates $6.5 Million Jury Award

In a significant development in the Actos litigation, the California State Appeals Court for the Second District last week reinstated a cancer patient and spouse’s $6.5 million jury award against the makers of Actos, a diabetes medication. The appellate court’s decision reaffirms the importance and role of the jury in deciding claims.

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Elizabeth Cabraser Recognized as a Top 25 Plaintiff Lawyer in California

Elizabeth Cabraser Recognized as a Top 25 Plaintiff Lawyer in California

The Daily Journal recently named Lieff Cabraser attorney Elizabeth J. Cabraser to its list of the Top 25 Plaintiff Lawyers in California for 2015. In announcing the award, the Daily Journal editors stated, “We selected just 25 California plaintiff lawyers to honor. We could have honored more but, in our opinion, these are the ones who consistently force broad change in the law, industry and society.” Read more at www.dailyjournal.com (subscription required).

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Annika K. Martin Re-Elected To Leadership Role of AAJ Class Action Group

Annika K. Martin Re-Elected To Leadership Role of AAJ Class Action Group

Lieff Cabraser attorney Annika K. Martin has been re-elected to a second term as Co-Vice Chair of the American Association for Justice’s Class Action Litigation Group (CALG). 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. The Class Action Litigation Group creates a forum for attorneys to share ideas, discovery, and litigation strategies, allowing AAJ members to network and work collaboratively on class action cases.

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Employee Rights Lawyer Rachel Geman Comments on the DOL’s New Misclassification Guidance

Employee Rights Lawyer Rachel Geman Comments on the DOL's New Misclassification Guidance

Millions of American workers are victims of misclassification. In these cases, the employer has wrongly and unlawfully classified these workers as “independent contractors” and denied them overtime pay and other important benefits.

 

 

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Lexi Hazam Elected Vice Chair of AAJ Torts

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Lieff Cabraser attorney Lexi J. Hazam was elected Vice Chair of the American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) Section on Toxic, Environmental and Pharmaceutical Torts (STEP). 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. STEP is a section of the association, which focuses on pharmaceutical toxic effects, medical devices, pesticides, consumer products, industrial pollution, and other environmental damages.

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Lieff Cabraser Attorney Mark Chalos Named Chair of National Justice Organization’s Education Committee, Re-Elected to State Organization’s Board of Governors

Mark Chalos Named Chair of American Association for Justice Education Committee

Mark P. Chalos, Managing Partner of the Nashville office of the national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, has been named chair of the Public Education Committee for the American Association for Justice – a national organization which promotes a fair and effective civil justice system.

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Sarah London Discusses Zofran Anti-Nausea Medication Birth Defect Injury Lawsuits

Sarah London Discusses Dangerous Birth Defects from Zofran (ondansetron) Use

Parents charge that Zofran (generic name ondansetron) is a dangerous and defective drug because its use by pregnant women can lead to serious birth defects. Zofran was approved by the FDA in 1991 to treat extreme nausea from chemotherapy and later expanded for use as a treatment for serious surgical nausea. Lawsuits allege that the drug has been marketed off-label by GlaxoSmithKline to obstetricians and gynecologists to prescribe to their pregnant patients to control the pregnancy nausea commonly referred to as “morning sickness.”

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Class Action Lawsuit filed in Refugio Santa Barbara Oil Spill

Class Action Lawsuit Filed in Refugio Santa Barbara Oil Spill

Keller Rohrback LLP and Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, which represented those affected by the Exxon Valdez oil spill, have filed a class action lawsuit against Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA) and Plains Pipeline, L.P., stemming from the Refugio State Beach oil spill in Santa Barbara.

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Tennessee Association for Justice Honors Lieff Cabraser Attorney Kenny Byrd for Successful Litigation Against Cigarette Manufacturers

Kenny Byrd Honored by Tennessee Association for Justice

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.

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Rachel Geman Discusses Class Action Statistical Analyses at NELA Convention

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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.

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Benicar Lawsuits: Patients Nationwide Continue to File Suits Alleging Medication Causes Dangerous and Undisclosed Side Effects

Benicar Lawsuits: Patients Nationwide Continue to File Suits Alleging Medication Causes Dangerous And Undisclosed Side Effect

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.

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