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…]

Mark Chalos Talks to News3 Memphis on the Massive Equifax Hack & How Consumers Can Protect Their Information

Mark Chalos Talks to News3 Memphis on the Massive Equifax Hack & How Consumers Can Protect Their Information

With 143 million Americans affected by the massive Equifax data breach and a greater than 50-50 chance that any given individual’s personal information has been stolen by hackers, Lieff Cabraser attorney Mark Chalos has some advice for consumers across America. “They never came to us and said is it okay if we keep your Social Security number and take your home address and work address and other important information and store it somewhere. They never asked us to do that, they just did it and apparently they were careless with it.” Chalos is emphatic: “It is absolutely time that the American consumer asks the legislators why are you letting these companies do this?” [Read more…]

EFX INVESTORS ALERT: Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against Equifax Inc.

Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against Equifax Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (September 14, 2017) – The law firm of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP announces that class action litigation has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired the common stock of Equifax Inc. (“Equifax” or the “Company”) (NYSE: EFX) between February 25, 2016 and September 7, 2017, inclusive (the “Class Period”). [Read more…]

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

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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…]

Equifax Data Breach Disaster: Security Freezes and Other Actions Consumers Can Take

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Amid widespread reports of Equifax’s staggeringly huge data breach announced late last week, wherein the detailed personal financial information for over 143 million Americans was stolen from Equifax, data safety and privacy advocates recommend that placing a security freeze on your credit reporting file is the single best action you can take to try to minimize the serious damage that the Equifax data breach may cause. [Read more…]

Massive Equifax Security Breach Highlights How Pervasively Arbitration Clauses Erode Consumer Rights

Massive Equifax Security Breach Highlights How Pervasively Arbitration Clauses Destroy Consumer Rights

Major credit reporting agency Equifax recently revealed it had suffered a staggeringly large data breach that exposed the personal information of 143 million consumers to hackers. The cybersecurity fiasco escalated when consumers discovered Equifax included a mandatory arbitration clause in its response of a year of free credit monitoring ($30/year thereafter) in an attempt to eliminate victims’ rights to sue the company individually or by way of class action lawsuits. [Read more…]