Judge Issues Order Certifying Class in Goldman Sachs Gender Discrimination Class Action

On March 30, 2018, District Court Judge Analisa Torres issued an order certifying the plaintiff class under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 23(b)(3). In doing so, Judge Torres overruled Goldman Sachs’ arguments that the class did not satisfy the commonality, typicality, and adequacy requirements of Rule 23(b)(3), finding instead that the plaintiffs did indeed

2018-03-30T18:17:36+00:00March 30th, 2018|Employment Law|

IVC Filter Injury Jury Reaches Verdict for Plaintiff, Bard to Pay $3.6 Million in Damages

A federal jury in Arizona has returned a verdict of $2 million in compensatory damages and another $2 million in punitive damages for a woman whose IVC blood filter broke inside her body, causing her to undergo open heart surgery for her survival. As reported by Law360, the jury found that vein filter manufacturer C.R.

2018-03-30T18:08:36+00:00March 30th, 2018|Defective Medical Devices|

Google Can’t Escape Women’s Claims of Pay Disparities, Gender Discrimination

Judge denies tech giant’s attempts to reduce size of proposed class in case over discrimination in salary and promotions for women As reported in the Recorder (subscription) and the California Daily Journal (subscription), on Tuesday March 27th Judge Mary E. Wiss of the Superior Court of California issued an order permitting the pay equity class

2018-03-30T17:02:52+00:00March 30th, 2018|Employment Law|

Three Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Selected for Law360’s Practice Group Editorial Advisory Boards

Law360 has chosen three Lieff Cabraser attorneys to serve on its Editorial Advisory Boards for 2018. Partner Phong-Chau Nguyen will work on the Environmental Editorial Advisory Board, partner Michael Miarmi on the Securities Editorial Advisory Board, and partner Lexi Hazam will serve on the Product Liability Editorial Advisory Board.

2018-03-29T08:50:32+00:00March 29th, 2018|Firm News|

Elizabeth Cabraser Inducted Into National Trial Lawyers Association Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Lieff Cabraser founding partner Elizabeth J. Cabraser has been inducted into the National Trial Lawyers Association Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. “Each year, the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame recognizes and honors these remarkable individuals, both past and present, who have left an indelible mark on the American legal tradition through a lifetime of service

2018-03-28T10:41:57+00:00March 28th, 2018|Awards, Firm News|

Sedona Conference Announces Publication of the Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 34(b)(2) Primer: Practice Pointers for Responding to Discovery Requests

The Sedona Conference and its Working Group on Electronic Document Retention & Production (WG1) have announced the publication of The Sedona Conference Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 34(b)(2) Primer: Practice Pointers for Responding to Discovery Requests. Led by the Co-Editor-in-Chief efforts of Martin T. Tully and Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin, the Primer is

2018-03-27T14:28:38+00:00March 27th, 2018|Firm News, Public Good|

Annika K. Martin on Faculty of AAJ Effective Legal Writing Workshop, Hosted at Lieff Cabraser’s New York Office

Lieff Cabraser’s New York office will be hosting the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Effective Legal Writing Workshop, with firm partner Annika K. Martin serving as featured faculty across the event’s multiple content blocks. The workshop will be held April 12th and 13th, 2018 at Lieff Cabraser’s offices in New York City.

2018-03-27T09:55:02+00:00March 27th, 2018|Firm News|

Lieff Cabraser Team Wins 2018 California Lawyer of the Year Award for VW Diesel Emissions Case

Historic consumer fraud case against Volkswagen over “Clean Diesel” emissions led to unprecedented settlements valued at over $14 billion At its 2018 awards ceremony, the California Daily Journal has named Lieff Cabraser attorneys Elizabeth J. Cabraser, Kevin R. Budner, Phong-Chau Nguyen, and Wilson M. Dunlavey as recipients of the 2018 California Lawyer of the Year

2018-03-21T17:15:35+00:00March 21st, 2018|Awards, Consumer Fraud, Firm News|

Abilify Gambling Injury Lawsuits Will Move Forward to Preliminary Trials

Plaintiffs have successfully defeated Otsuka Pharmaceutical and Bristol-Meyers Squibb’s motion to dismiss multidistrict litigation relating to alleged compulsive behavior side effects of the widely prescribed drug Abilify. As reported by Law360, U.S. District Judge M. Casey Rodgers issued a decision on March 16th finding that “consumers have shown their … evidence is sound and reliable

2018-03-19T22:51:27+00:00March 19th, 2018|Prescription Drug Injuries|