Class Action Lawsuit For Pacific Fertility Center Storage Tank Failure Adds Tank Manufacturer As Defendant

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – May 31, 2018 – Victims of the storage tank disaster at Pacific Fertility Center have filed an amended complaint in their class action lawsuit, which provides new information and developments related to the March 2018 tank failure incident. The lawsuit, arising out of the mishandling of thousands of embryos and eggs

2018-05-31T17:12:13+00:00May 31st, 2018|Personal Injury|

Impact Fund Guest Blog – Anne Shaver on “Distinguishing Dukes: Another Victory For Employment Discrimination Class Actions”

Lieff Cabraser partner Anne B. Shaver has written a piece for the Impact Fund legal practitioner blog titled “Distinguishing Dukes: Another Victory For Employment Discrimination Class Actions.” The piece looks at the gender discrimination case Chen-Oster v. Goldman Sachs, No. 10-6950 (S.D.N.Y.), wherein the court recently certified a Rule 23(b)(3) class of female vice presidents

2018-05-30T11:41:18+00:00May 30th, 2018|Commentary, Employment Law|

“Supreme Court Deals Blow to Employees Holding Employers Accountable” – Rachel Geman Writes for ACS Blog

Lieff Cabraser partner Rachel Geman has written a piece for the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) titled “Supreme Court Deals Blow to Employees Hoping to Hold Employers Accountable.” In the piece, Geman challenges the wisdom of the recent 5-4 Supreme Court ruling in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, where Justice Gorsuch’s majority

2018-05-29T14:48:17+00:00May 29th, 2018|Commentary, Employment Law|

Lieff Cabraser Authors Amicus Brief Urging Rehearing in Ahearn v. Hyundai and Consumer Class Action Settlements

Three organizations joined the Impact Fund in filing an amicus brief with the Ninth Circuit urging reconsideration of a divided panel opinion in Ahearn v. Hyundai that overturned precedent and created a circuit split over the question of whether variations in state consumer laws can preclude national class action settlements. Lieff Cabraser wrote the brief

2018-05-23T13:50:46+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Consumer Fraud, Firm News|

R-23s Fans: Newest 2018 Banding Together SF Fundraising Challenge Begins — Help the Band Secure the Perfect Lineup Spot!

Second and final fund-raising challenge starts today – we have one week to raise as much money as possible our our voting page to win our spot of choice in the event lineup! As the Family Violence Appellate Project’s 2018 Banding Together benefit fast approaches, the final fundraising challenge has begun. Donate now to help

2018-05-22T14:42:54+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Firm News|

Dean Harvey to Speak at 19th Annual American Antitrust Institute Conference, “Antitrust at a Crossroads”

On June 21, 2018, Lieff Cabraser partner Dean M. Harvey will participate as a panelist at the 19th annual American Antitrust Institute conference, “Antitrust at a Crossroads – Plotting the Course for the Next Decade” at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Dean will speak on “Antitrust and Workers — Agreements, Mergers, and Monopsony,”

2018-05-21T12:35:28+00:00May 21st, 2018|Antitrust, Firm News|

“Backfired: When VW Lied To America”

New Documentary Captures VW Diesel Emissions Scandal & the Clean Air Movement in California A new documentary titled “Backfired: When VW Lied To America” will soon be coming to TV screens and movie theaters around the country. Produced by Dale Bell, co-founder of The Media and Policy Center in Burbank, California, the film provides the

2018-05-17T12:36:12+00:00May 17th, 2018|Consumer Fraud|

Class Action Lawsuits On Behalf Of Victims Of San Francisco Fertility Clinic Catastrophic Storage Tank Failure Are Consolidated, Lead Law Firms Appointed

San Francisco, May 16, 2018 — Three class action lawsuits focused on the mishandling of thousands of embryos and eggs at Pacific Fertility Center have now been combined in the U.S. District Court for Northern California. The federal judge overseeing the case appointed Peiffer Wolf Carr & Kane PLC, Girard Gibbs LLP, and Lieff Cabraser

2018-05-16T18:24:57+00:00May 16th, 2018|Personal Injury|

National Law Journal Names Eric Fastiff a “Plaintiffs’ Law Trailblazer”

The National Law Journal (NLJ) has named Lieff Cabraser partner Eric B. Fastiff a 2018 “Plaintiffs’ Law Trailblazer.” The second annual Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Trailblazers listing is a special supplement profiling individual lawyers who “make their mark” across various aspects of plaintiffs’ work: “While many of those recognized come at the negotiation and strategic planning processes

2018-05-14T13:46:48+00:00May 14th, 2018|Awards, Firm News|