National Law Journal Names Lieff Cabraser as Finalists for Three 2018 “Elite Trial Lawyers” Awards

Elizabeth Cabraser also selected as a finalist for the NLJ’s inaugural ‘Elite Women of the Plaintiffs’ Bar’ award We are pleased to announce that the National Law Journal has named Lieff Cabraser as finalists for the 2018 NLJ Elite Trial Lawyers awards in the categories of Mass Tort, Environmental Protection, and Privacy/Data Breach. This is

2018-07-27T09:15:17+00:00July 27th, 2018|Awards, Firm News|

Lieff Cabraser Named Co-Lead Counsel for Plaintiffs in Southern California Fire & Mudslides Class Action Lawsuit

On July 10, 2018, Judge Daniel Buckley of the California Superior Court issued an order naming Lieff Cabraser as Co-Lead Counsel for Individual Plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit against Southern California Edison relating to losses suffered by individuals and businesses in the December 2017 wildfires in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, California, and the

2018-07-26T10:08:43+00:00July 26th, 2018|Fires & Burn Injuries|

First Trial to Raise Asbestos Link in Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Trial Wins $4.7 Billion Verdict

The first case to formally allege a link between asbestos and Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder causing ovarian cancer recently won a verdict of $4.69 billion at trial. The award included individual payments for each of the 22 plaintiffs, with a staggering $4.14 billion in punitive damages against J&J. As noted by Law360, “experts say

2018-07-20T13:59:41+00:00July 20th, 2018|Personal Injury, Women's Health|

Comeback of Former Human Society CEO Wayne Pacelle Raises Questions of How the Organization Handled Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Him

As the U.S.’s leading advocacy group for animals, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) typically shows annual revenues of approximately $230 million. However, the Washington DC-based nonprofit organization generated unwanted news headlines over the last year as its then-CEO Wayne Pacelle faced accusations of sexual harassment allegations by several women. Now, less than

2018-07-20T11:25:48+00:00July 20th, 2018|Employment Law|

FTC Seeks Authority to Impose Meaningful Civil Penalties on Companies Breaking Consumer Protection & Data Security Laws

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently appeared before the House subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection to request the power to impose meaningful civil penalties on companies that violate the nation’s data security and privacy protection laws. Currently, the FTC cannot impose fines on companies over privacy issues; however, if the public wants to

2018-07-19T10:28:41+00:00July 19th, 2018|Digital Privacy & Data Security|

Consumer Action Alert: Heads Up for VW 2.0-Liter Diesel Owners and Lessees to File Claims

The Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” litigation settlement of more than $15 billion, announced in June 2016, is quickly approaching the deadline for 2.0-liter diesel owners and lessees to file claims and receive their benefits. This will ensure that these vehicles either are removed from the road or receive an approved emissions modification.

2018-07-13T14:03:26+00:00July 13th, 2018|Car Accidents & Recalls, Consumer Fraud|