Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Speak at Women En Mass

Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Speak at Women En Mass

Lieff Cabraser attorneys Elizabeth J. Cabraser and Annika K. Martin spoke at the 2017 Women En Mass (WEM) conference at the St. Regis Aspen Resort in Colorado. Now in its fifth year, Women En Mass invites female mass tort attorneys from across the U.S. to an annual retreat to discuss issues specific to women in the legal realm, “from the boardroom to the courtroom.” [Read more…]

Nicholas Diamand Reprises Role on Center for Democracy & Technology Advisory Council

Nicholas Diamand Reprises Role on Center for Democracy & Technology Advisory Council

The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) has announced its 2017-2018 Advisory Council, a group that once again includes Lieff Cabraser partner Nicholas Diamand, who served on the Advisory Council for 2017. The coming year’s Council gathers over 60 highly-skilled individuals from various organizations, experiences, and practices who will meet several times over the course of the year to provide guidance for the Center’s Board of Directors. [Read more…]

FDA Optimistic New Disposable Caps on Medical Scopes Will Help Fight Superbug Infections

FDA Optimistic New Disposable Caps on Medical Scopes Will Help Fight Superbug Infections

With nearly 700,000 endoscopic procedures done every year in the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is eager for remedies to prevent “superbug” infection outbreaks that have plagued patients and hospitals alike. A change to duodenoscope design by Japanese device maker Pentax that involves the use of disposable device caps has federal officials optimistic about potential reductions in infections that will protect patient health.

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On Behalf of Class Counsel, Lieff Cabraser Announces that Commercial Fishers And Fish Sellers Affected By The 2015 Refugio State Beach Oil Spill In California Are Part Of Class Action Lawsuit

Notice has been issued to Fishers and Fish processing businesses confirming that their claims are now part of a class action that has been certified by the United States District Court. Information has been mailed to each identified class member and additional information is available on-line, through various trade associations, and various publications. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos Discusses Mass Tort “Quick Hits” at HarrisMartin Conference

Mark Chalos Discusses Mass Tort ‘Quick Hits’ at HarrisMartin Conference

Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos will be speaking about the opioid epidemic and related lawsuits at HarrisMartin’s MDL Conference: Orthopedic Devices and Hernia Mesh Litigation on September 27, 2017 at the Hotel Commonwealth in Boston. Mr. Chalos will participate on the panel entitled “Mass Tort Quick Hits” from 5:00-5:45pm. [Read more…]

Annika K. Martin Co-Editor-in-Chief & Steering Committee Liaison for Sedona Conference’s Newly Released FRCP 34 Primer

Annika K. Martin Co-Editor-in-Chief & Steering Committee Liaison for Sedona Conference’s Newly Published FRCP 34 Primer

The Sedona Conference announces the release of its Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 34 Primer, for which Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin served as Co-Editor-in-Chief and Steering Committee Liaison. The Primer discusses the changes and amendments to Rule 34 that were part of changes to the Federal Rules that became effective as of December 1, 2015. [Read more…]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Google Sued in Class Action Alleging Sex Discrimination

Gender discrimination

Complaint Charges Google with Multiple Pay and Promotion Violations, Illegal Occupational Segregation of Female Employees
San Francisco, California (September 14, 2017) – Attorneys James M. Finberg of Altshuler Berzon LLP and Kelly M. Dermody of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announce that a lawsuit filed today in San Francisco Superior Court alleges that Google has engaged in systemic and pervasive pay and promotion discrimination against its female employees in California. [Read more…]

Lexi Hazam Speaks at HarrisMartin’s National Opioid Litigation Conference

Lexi Hazam Speaks at HarrisMartin’s National Opioid Litigation Conference

Lieff Cabraser attorney Lexi J. Hazam will be a featured panelist at HarrisMartin’s National Opioid Litigation Conference on October 3, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Ms. Hazam will be speaking on a panel titled “Who are the Governmental Action Plaintiffs and What are the Causation Theories?” [Read more…]

Jonathan Selbin Talks to Bloomberg News About Retiring Judge Richard Posner’s Imprint on Class Action Law

U.S. District Court

Judge Richard Posner retired from the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in early September 2017, leading attorneys on both the plaintiff and defense side to reflect and comment on his ”enormous influence” on complex litigation law through his many class action rulings in his three-plus decades on the bench. As reported by Bloomberg News, while not all class action lawyers see themselves as fans of Judge Posner’s opinions, the consensus is that as a jurist Judge Posner “took seriously the judiciary’s role as guardian of unnamed class members.” [Read more…]

Pennsylvania Jury Hits Johnson & Johnson with $57.1 Million Damages Verdict in Pelvic Mesh Implant Injury Trial

Transvaginal Surgical Mesh Injury Lawsuits

A jury in Philadelphia has awarded over $57 million in damages to a woman who alleged that surgical mesh manufacturer Johnson & Johnson was responsible for serious mesh-related injuries that left her internally scarred and incontinent. The award, the largest so far in several recent mesh injury trials in the state, includes $50 million in punitive damages for negligence and defective design by J&J and its subsidiary Ethicon, Inc. [Read more…]