The Best Lawyers in America: 17 Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Listed for 2018

The Best Lawyers in America: 17 Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Listed for 2018

Legal peer-review publication The Best Lawyers in America has announced its 2018 listing of outstanding attorney leaders in the U.S., a list that we are proud to announce includes 17 Lieff Cabraser lawyers. The publication’s 24th edition spotlights the top 5% of practicing attorneys in the U.S. and is based on more than 7.4 million peer evaluations. This newest edition recognizes more than 58,000 lawyers across 140 different practice areas.

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Child Privacy Violations by Disney, Viacom, Others May Lead to New Kind of Privacy Lawsuit

Child Privacy Violations by Disney, Viacom, Others May Lead to New Kind of Privacy Lawsuit

Red Tape Chronicles reports on the child privacy lawsuits filed last week by Lieff Cabraser and co-counsel against defendants including Disney and Viacom over allegations that dozens of kids’ apps and games illegally track children’s usage and data through mobile phones and other internet-connected devices. The cases focus in part on an “intrusion upon seclusion” claim, an intentional invasion into the private affairs of a given individual, in this instance millions of children throughout the U.S. “I think the lawyers caught Mickey with his shorts down,” said Jeff Chester, director of the Center for Digital Democracy. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody Joins Attorney Client Privilege Task Force of ABA Section of Litigation

Kelly Dermody Joins Attorney Client Privilege Task Force of ABA Section of Litigation

Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody has joined the Attorney Client Privilege Task Force of the American Bar Association for 2017-2018. The Privilege Task Force is part of the ABA’s Section of Litigation, the largest section of the American Bar Association. The news comes out of the ABA’s annual meeting August 10-12 in New York City, where the Section of Litigation is discussing initiatives and plans for 2017-2018. [Read more…]

Anne Shaver Speaks with Business Insider About Workplace Barriers Faced by Women and Class Action Gender Discrimination Lawsuits

Anne Shaver Speaks with Business Insider About Workplace Barriers Faced by Women and Class Action Gender Discrimination Lawsuits

The proliferation of high-profile tech industry gender discrimination class action lawsuits, including those against Twitter and Microsoft has led to increased awareness of the problem as well as speculation on how to actually end gender discrimination in tech. [Read more…]

Annika K. Martin Comments on Proportionality in Electronic Discovery to Sedona Conference Journal

Annika K. Martin Comments on Proportionality in Electronic Discovery to Sedona Conference Journal

Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin worked on the drafting team for “The Sedona Conference Commentary on Proportionality in Electronic Discovery,” which was recently published in The Sedona Conference Journal, Volume 18. Ms. Martin also serves on the Steering Committee of The Sedona Conference’s Working Group 1, which focuses on Electronic Document Retention and Production. [Read more…]

Law360 Rising Star Profile: Lieff Cabraser’s Jason Lichtman

Law360 Rising Star Profile: Lieff Cabraser’s Jason Lichtman

Law360 has published an in-depth profile of Lieff Cabraser partner Jason L. Lichtman, named a Law360 Rising Star for 2017 for Consumer Protection. The profile highlights Mr. Lichtman’s most significant cases as well as his overall career “of standing up for the little guy,” including litigation against Samsung over exploding washing machines and against British Airways over accusations the airline duped passengers with inflated fuel surcharges. [Read more…]

Concussion Expert Says Youth Football is the “Definition of Child Abuse”

Concussion Expert Says Youth Football is the “Definition of Child Abuse”

A recent study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) revealed that 110 of the 111 National Football League (NFL) players whose medical records were analyzed suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) due to repetitive head trauma. Forensic neuropathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu, whose work uncovered the core connection between playing tackle football and near-inevitable serious brain injury and whose life was dramatized in the 2015 Will Smith movie “Concussion,” states that this newest study confirms how harmful playing the aggressive sport can be. He goes as far as to say that letting the young play football is the “definition of child abuse.” [Read more…]

HDS INVESTORS ALERT: Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against HD Supply Holdings, Inc.

HDS INVESTORS ALERT: Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against HD Supply Holdings, Inc.

Lieff Cabraser announces that class action litigation has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired the securities of HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (“HD Supply” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: HDS) between November 9, 2016 and June 5, 2017, inclusive (the “Class Period”). [Read more…]

New Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Viacom Alleges Violations of Child Online Privacy Laws

COPPA Child Privacy Violations

Lieff Cabraser and Carney Bates & Pulliam announce the filing of a federal class action child privacy protection lawsuit on behalf of parents in California against Viacom and others. Plaintiffs, a California mother and her child, allege that the companies violate privacy protection laws by exporting children’s personal and identifying information from child-focused mobile Nickelodeon games to advertising networks without first obtaining the parental consent required by federal and state law. [Read more…]