48 Cities & Counties Ask Federal Judge to Reject the Government Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss Cases Seeking to Block the Trump Administration’s Threats Against “Sanctuary Jurisdictions”

48 Cities & Counties Ask Federal Judge to Reject Government Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss Cases Seeking To Block the Trump Administration’s Threats Against Sanctuary Jurisdictions

Diverse Coalition of Jurisdictions Says President Trump’s Executive Order Threatening Withholding of Funds is Unconstitutional

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — (BusinessWire) —Forty-eight cities and counties across the country are asking a federal court to reject the Trump Administration’s efforts to dismiss cases seeking to halt President Trump’s Executive Order that threatens the withdrawal of federal funds from so-called “sanctuary jurisdictions.”  The coalition filed an amicus brief in San Francisco federal court today to support the cases filed by the County of Santa Clara and the City and County of San Francisco, explaining that the Executive Order is unconstitutional and that the public will suffer irreparable harm unless the court leaves its preliminary injunction in place.  The cases, County of Santa Clara v. Trump, Case No. 5:17-cv-00574, and City and County of San Francisco v. Trump, Case No. 3:17-cv-00485, are currently pending before the Honorable United States Judge William H. Orrick. [Read more…]

Federal MDL Created for Stryker LFIT Anatomic CoCR V40 Prosthetic Hip in the District of Massachusetts Before Judge Indira Talwani

Federal MDL Created for Stryker LFIT Anatomic CoCR V40 Prosthetic Hip

LFIT V40 Femoral Head Recall

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) has created new MDL No. 2768 to hear products liability litigation involving the Stryker-branded LFIT Anatomic CoCR V40 femoral heads, a prosthetic hip replacement device. [Read more…]

Steven Fineman Welcomed as Incoming Vice-Chair of ADL New York Region

Steven Fineman Welcomed as Incoming Vice-Chair of ADL New York Region

On June 20, 2017, Anti-Defamation League New York Region held its Annual Meeting at the Jewish Museum with over 150 leaders, supporters, and community partners. The evening was an opportunity to honor outgoing Board Chair Andrew Frackman for his dedicated service and welcome incoming leadership, Jason Halper as 2017-2019 Board Chair and Lieff Cabraser Managing Partner Steven E. Fineman as Vice Chair. The 2016-2017 Glass Leadership Institute class was also recognized for their completion of the program and entry into the ADL New York leadership community. [Read more…]

Fabrice Vincent Reappointed as Co-Chair of American Bar Association’s Class Actions Committee

Fabrice Vincent Reappointed as Co-Chair of American Bar Association’s Class Actions Committee

We are delighted to announce that Lieff Cabraser partner Fabrice N. Vincent has been reappointed Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Class Actions & Derivative Suits Litigation Committee. Over 1,600 attorneys strong, the Class Actions and Derivative Suits Committee consists of numerous plaintiff and defense bar practitioners, corporate counsel, and academicians interested in class actions and shareholder derivative suits. [Read more…]

Tennessee Women Trial Lawyers Invited to Join New Caucus, Participate in Survey

Tennessee Women Trial Lawyers Invited to Join New Caucus, Participate in Survey

Following the creation and inaugural meeting of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association’s (TTLA) Women’s Caucus in mid-June, Tennessee’s women trial lawyers, paralegals, and the men who support them are invited to join the newly-formed organization. [Read more…]

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…]