VIDEO: Lieff Cabraser’s The R-23s Compete in Law Rocks San Francisco’s “Battle of the Bands” 2018 Benefit Concert

Last Thursday at The Chapel in San Francisco, seven legal professional bands, including Lieff Cabraser’s powerhouse R-23s, came together to perform at the Sixth Annual Law Rocks San Francisco “Battle of the Bands” fundraising event for local nonprofits. First-timers to Law Rocks, the R-23s strutted their stuff in support of Ms. JD, a nonprofit whose

2018-04-24T17:29:15+00:00April 24th, 2018|Firm News|

Child Advocacy Groups File FTC Complaint Over YouTube Child Privacy Violations

On April 9, 2018, a coalition of over 20 public interest child advocacy groups including the Center for Digital Democracy and the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission asking that the FTC begin a formal investigation of YouTube for significant violations of U.S. child privacy laws.

2018-04-24T10:24:20+00:00April 24th, 2018|Digital Privacy & Data Security|

Judge Certifies Class of Property Owners in Case Against Plains All American Over 2015 Santa Barbara Oil Spill

In litigation arising out of a massive 2015 oil spill off the California coast, U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez has certified a class of property owners and real property lessees who are suing Plains All American for harm from additive-filled toxic oil that oozed into coastal beaches after an underground rupture spewed crude oil

2018-04-19T09:11:28+00:00April 19th, 2018|Environmental Law|

California Women and Families File Injury Lawsuit in Federal Court Against Pacific Fertility Clinic Over Mishandling of Thousands of Preserved Eggs and Embryos

SAN FRANCISCO—(BUSINESSWIRE)—On April 17, 2018, Lieff Cabraser filed a Class Action Complaint in federal court in San Francisco on behalf of women who stored their frozen eggs and embryos against Pacific Fertility Center and Prelude Fertility, Inc., alleging, among other things, negligence, negligent infliction of emotional distress, breach of contract, conversion, violation of unfair competition

2018-04-17T14:15:50+00:00April 17th, 2018|Infant & Child Injuries|

New California Federal Court Decision Denies Mercedes’ and Daimler’s Attempts to Dismiss Moldy Vehicle Air Conditioning Lawsuit

On April 16, 2018, Judge Terry J. Hatter, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Central District of California issued an Order rejecting defendants Mercedes-Benz USA and Daimler AG’s motions to strike and dismiss plaintiffs’ First Amended Complaint in the litigation over allegations of defective, mold-harboring climate control systems in numerous Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

2018-04-17T10:12:25+00:00April 17th, 2018|Consumer Fraud, Defective Products|

Annika K. Martin Named Co-Lead Counsel for Plaintiffs in GM Air Conditioning Defects Litigation

On April 11, 2018, Judge Matthew F. Leitman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan issued an order appointing Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin as Co-Lead Counsel for Plaintiffs in the consumer fraud class action lawsuit against General Motors Company in federal court on behalf of all persons who purchased

2018-04-16T10:44:51+00:00April 16th, 2018|Consumer Fraud, Defective Products|