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…]

Law360 Op-Ed Piece: Equifax Breach Reminds Us Why We Need The 7th Amendment

Law360 Op-Ed Piece: Equifax Breach Reminds Us Why We Need The 7th Amendment

Law360 has published an op-ed by law professor Jean Sternlight entitled “Equifax Breach Reminds Us Why We Need The 7th Amendment.” The piece takes a close and strong critical look at forced arbitration in the U.S., grounding the battle over forced arbitration’s destructive effects in the 7th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the right of all citizens to a jury trial in civil cases. [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…]

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…]

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…]