Plaintiffs’ Counsel Announce $115 Million Proposed Class Action Settlement In Anthem Data Breach Litigation

$115 million Anthem settlement

A proposed settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit over the 2015 cyberattack of health insurer Anthem, Inc., involving the theft of the personal information of 78.8 million people. The $115 million settlement, if approved by the Court, will be the largest data breach settlement in history. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody Speaks Out on Need for Behavioral Change in the Workplace

Kelly Dermody Speaks Out on Need for Behavioral Change in the Workplace

Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody recently spoke as a featured panelist at the 23rd Annual Women in Technology Summit in San Jose, California addressing gender discrimination in tech. The panel, titled “How To Be A Behavioral Change Agent In The Workplace,” discussed issues and strategies involved in working toward a culture of inclusion and diversity in the tech environment to ultimately shatter the “glass ceiling” that constrains women in the professional realm. [Read more…]

Elizabeth Cabraser Named Lead Counsel, Chair of Steering Committee in Fiat Chrysler Ecodiesel Emissions Fraud Litigation

Fiat Chrysler Jeep Dodge Diesel Emissions Violations

On June 19, 2017, Judge Edward M. Chen of the Northern District of California named Lieff Cabraser founding partner Elizabeth Cabraser as Lead Counsel for Plaintiffs and Chair of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in litigation against Fiat Chrysler by brought by Jeep and Dodge owners over allegations the company bypassed diesel emission controls in nearly one hundred thousand vehicles. Ms. Cabraser also served in the same role in the recently-concluded case against Volkswagen for similar emissions violations in Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche vehicles. [Read more…]

Wells Fargo Dealer Services Abusive Phone & Text Messaging Settlement Announced

Telephone Consumer Protection Act

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP and Burke Law Offices, LLC Announce Proposed Settlement of Wells Fargo Dealer Services TCPA Litigation

A proposed settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against Wells Fargo Dealer Services, Inc., a division of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (“Wells Fargo”). The lawsuit alleges Wells Fargo violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) by using an automatic telephone dialing system and/or an artificial or prerecorded voice to initiate calls or text messages to cell phones (“Automatic Calls”) in connection with automobile retail installment sale contracts without prior express consent. Wells Fargo denies the allegations, and the Court has not decided who is right. Instead, both sides agreed to a settlement. [Read more…]

Common Household Cleaning Products May Cause Birth Defects

Common Household Cleaning Products May Cause Birth Defects

A recent study published in the journal Birth Defects Research has discovered that common cleaning products used in homes, hotels, and hospitals may lead to birth defects. The study was conducted on mice, and revealed that the animals didn’t even need to have direct contact with the chemicals. Just being in the same room as the disinfectants led to increased birth defect rates. [Read more…]

Increasing Diversity in Leadership Positions – Elizabeth Cabraser in Trial Magazine

Increasing Diversity in Leadership Positions - Elizabeth Cabraser in Trial Magazine

The American Association for Justice’s “Diversity in the Law” June 2017 issue of Trial magazine includes a new article by Lieff Cabraser founding partner Elizabeth Cabraser on “Five Ways to Increase Leadership Diversity in the Courtroom.” Focusing on inclusivity among counsel in large multidistrict litigation and class actions, the piece sounds a call for increased diversity in court-appointed leadership positions, and goes on to provide specific tips on how lawyers can work to ensure increased leadership positions for female lawyers, attorneys of color, and members of the LGBT community. [Read more…]

Lexi Hazam Featured as Distinguished Panelist at ABA CLE Program on Class Actions & Mass Torts

Lexi Hazam Mass Torts

Lieff Cabraser partner Lexi J. Hazam will be speaking as a featured panelist at the American Bar Association’s 4th Annual Western Regional CLE Program on Class Actions and Mass Torts on June 16, 2017 in San Francisco. Ms. Hazam will be discussing “Discovery Following the 2015 Federal Rules Amendments: What Does Proportionality Mean in the Class Action and Mass Tort Contexts?” [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser’s R-23s Named “Best Lawyer Band in the Bay” for 2017

Lieff Cabraser's R-23s Named Best Lawyer Band in the Bay for 2017

We are thrilled to announce that Lieff Cabraser’s R-23s have been named the 2017 “Best Lawyer Band in the Bay” after playing their way to victory at the annual Family Violence Appellate Project “Battle of the Bands.” The R-23s rocked the rafters with a set including I Fought the Law, Heard it Through the Grapevine, and Steppin’ Stone in FVAP’s Banding Together to End Domestic Violence event on June 14 at 1015 Folsom in San Francisco, winning not just Best Band bragging rights but also bringing in $15,378 toward the event’s total contribution of $156,000 to help California survivors of domestic violence. Now that really rocks! [Read more…]