Investigation Into the Northern California Wine Country Fire Origins

Investigation Into the Northern California Wine Country Fire Origins

Lieff Cabraser is investigating the origins of the October 2017 Northern California Wine Country fires across Napa, Sonoma, and Lake Counties, including the possible involvement of PG&E. Amid reports of emergency calls regarding downed power lines and exploding transformers around the time the fires were starting, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday that California fire officials are looking into whether PG&E electric lines and power poles played a role in causing the fires. The paper further noted that power lines and poles “have triggered some of the most destructive fires in modern California history.” [Read more…]

SCG INVESTORS ALERT: Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against SCANA Corporation

Securities Class Litigation Filed Against SCANA Corporation

Lieff Cabraser announces that class action litigation has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired the publicly traded securities of SCANA Corporation (“SCANA” or the “Company”) (NYSE: SCG) between January 19, 2016 and September 22, 2017, inclusive (the “Class Period”). [Read more…]

Jonathan Selbin to Participate in Fordham/ACS Panel Discussion – Class Action Reform Efforts: Promoting Fairness or Shutting the Courthouse Doors?

Class Action Reform Efforts: Promoting Fairness or Shutting the Courthouse Doors?

Join the Fordham and New York Chapters of the American Constitution Society for “Class Action Reform Efforts: Promoting Fairness or Shutting the Courthouse Doors?”, an in-depth discussion of the role of class actions in the U.S. legal system with a focus on the Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017 currently before Congress. Our distinguished panel consists of:

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Equifax Investors – Lieff Cabraser Notifies Investors of Upcoming Deadline in Equifax Securities Class Action

Equifax Investors - Lieff Cabraser Notifies Investors of Upcoming Deadline in Equifax Securities Class Action

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The Lieff Cabraser law firm reminds investors of an upcoming deadline to move for appointment as lead plaintiff in securities class litigation brought on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired the publicly traded securities of Equifax Inc. (“Equifax” or the “Company”) (NYSE: EFX) between February 25, 2016 and September 7, 2017, inclusive (the “Class Period”). [Read more…]

Rachel Geman Presents “Anatomy of a False Claims Act Case” for Lawline

Rachel Geman Presents Anatomy of a False Claims Act Case for Lawline

Lieff Cabraser partner Rachel Geman will be presenting a Lawline course on “The Anatomy of a False Claims Act Case & How the FCA Works in a Whistleblower World” on October 11, 2017 at 10am EST. The program will cover cases in which the government declines to intervene, the expansion of whistleblower programs and claims, and additional recent developments. [Read more…]

Rachel Geman Named Chair of NELA-NY Amicus Committee

Rachel Geman Named Chair of NELA-NY Amicus Committee

We are proud to announce that Lieff Cabraser partner Rachel Geman has been named Chair of the Amicus Committee of the New York affiliate of the National Employment Lawyers Association. NELA/NY promotes the workplace rights of individual employees through legislation, legal referral services, and other activities, with an emphasis on the special challenges presented by New York’s employment laws. The organization also encourages the professional development of its members through networking, educational programs, publications and technical support. [Read more…]

Law360 Names Lieff Cabraser a “2017 California Powerhouse” for Litigation

Law360 Names Lieff Cabraser a "2017 California Powerhouse" for Litigation

Law360 has named Lieff Cabraser to its 2017 list of “California Powerhouse Law Firms,” one of only six firms to be so recognized and the only plaintiffs’ firm on the list. The selection includes an in-depth profile of Lieff Cabraser published today that highlights our case work on the nationwide Volkswagen diesel emissions litigation, as well as the massive 2015-2016 Porter Ranch gas leak in Southern California as well as the seminal Cipro antitrust case, for which the firm’s antitrust team won a 2017 antitrust enforcement award from the American Antitrust Institute. [Read more…]

Elizabeth Cabraser To Be Featured Panelist at 2017 California State Bar Litigation Summit

Elizabeth Cabraser To Be Featured Panelist at 2017 California State Bar Litigation Summit

Lieff Cabraser founding partner Elizabeth J. Cabraser will be speaking as a distinguished panelist at the California State Bar Litigation Summit on October 13, 2017 in San Francisco. She will be featured on a panel titled “Federal New Discovery Rules 18 Months Later: New Developments and Best Practices.” [Read more…]

Ninth Circuit Rules Verizon Customers Can Sue Turn Inc. Over Hidden “Zombie Cookies”

Ninth Circuit Rules Verizon Customers Can Sue Turn Inc. Over Hidden "Zombie Cookies"

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a contract arbitration clause that Verizon imposed on its subscriber customers cannot bar a class action against internet advertiser Turn, Inc. over data collected from customers without their knowledge or permission. Online advertising company Turn is being sued by Verizon Wireless cellular subscribers in federal court in California over privacy violations on claims that the company improperly monitored and tracked consumers’ online behavior through their phones. Turn allegedly attached hidden undeletable “zombie” tracking cookies to harvest customers’ web browsing and usage data. [Read more…]