Federal Judge Finalizes $245 Million Award to Plaintiffs in Johnson & Johnson Hip Implant Injury Bellwether Case

District Judge Ed Kinkeade in Texas has finalized the $245 million judgments for New York plaintiffs reached by the jury in November 2017 in a bellwether case against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) over its allegedly defective DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants that failed, injuring patients across the U.S. (A bellwether trial is a case that

2018-08-31T10:35:43+00:00August 31st, 2018|Personal Injury|

Annika K. Martin to Lead Discussion of Proportionality at 2018 E-Discovery Forum

The fourth annual Complex Litigation E-Discovery forum will be held September 27-28, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The event’s second discussion group, “Proportionality Three Years After the Amendments” at 10:45-11:45 on September 28th will be led by Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin along with co-leaders Jacksy Bilsborrow of Weitz & Luxenberg and Zachary Wool of

2018-08-28T11:10:55+00:00August 28th, 2018|Firm News|

Knorr Wabtec Faces Wave of Class Action No-Poach Antitrust Employment Lawsuits

As reported by Bloomberg Law, rail equipment companies Knorr-Bremse and Wabtec Railway Electronics are fighting a new rush of class action antitrust lawsuits in the employment realm after having settled allegations from the U.S. Department of Justice that they agreed not to hire each other’s employees in violation of the law. The lawsuits, which seek

2018-08-27T10:06:11+00:00August 27th, 2018|Antitrust|

Judge Issues Two Significant Pretrial Rulings Against State Farm in “Explosive” RICO Class Action by Policyholders

On August 21st, 2018, Judge David Herndon of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois issued orders in advance of trial that limit the expert testimony State Farm can present and at the same time block State Farm’s own efforts to limit the plaintiff policyholder class experts.

2018-08-23T11:51:19+00:00August 23rd, 2018|Consumer Fraud|

The Intercept: Will Shareholders Lose the Right to Sue Over Corporate Fraud?

In partnership with the Investigative Fund, The Intercept has published a powerful piece calling attention to proposed changes to the securities laws that may keep shareholders from being able to sue corporations that violate the law to shareholders’ detriment. The right to a trial may be replaced with mandatory arbitration agreements that will shunt shareholder

2018-08-21T20:18:33+00:00August 21st, 2018|Securities Fraud|

Lawdragon Names Five Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers for 2018

Legal analysis company Lawdragon has published its first annual listing of the 500 “Leading Plaintiff  Employment Lawyers” in America, a list that includes Lieff Cabraser partners Lin Y. Chan, Kelly M. Dermody, Rachel Geman, Daniel M. Hutchinson, and Anne B. Shaver. Introduced as the newest addition to Lawdragon’s acclaimed 500 series, the 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment

2018-08-17T13:56:33+00:00August 17th, 2018|Awards, Firm News|

Anthem Data Breach $115 Million Settlement Gets Final Approval from Federal Court

As reported by Law360, Northern District Judge Lucy H. Koh has issued an order granting final approval to a $115 million settlement of the class action lawsuit against Anthem, Inc. over data breach and hacking originally revealed in early 2015. The intrusion into Anthem’s system, which occurred after what plaintiffs claimed was Anthem’s failure to

2018-08-17T13:56:23+00:00August 17th, 2018|Digital Privacy & Data Security|

The Best Lawyers in America 2019: 20 Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Listed in 25th Edition

The Best Lawyers in America has announced its selections for the 25th edition of its esteemed legal peer-review publication, and we are proud to note that twenty Lieff Cabraser attorneys have been named Best Lawyers for 2019. Listed attorneys are recognized by their peers in the legal industry for their professional excellence across 145 practice

2018-08-15T14:53:25+00:00August 15th, 2018|Awards, Firm News|

Asian American Women Hit “Bamboo Glass Ceiling” in the Workplace

The #MeToo and Time’s Up movements are shedding ever increasing light on the disparate treatment of female employees in the workplace. A new report on Silicon Valley from the Ascend Foundation examines Asian-American women in particular, and reveals that though they comprise the largest racial cohort in the industry, Asians are the racial group least

2018-08-10T12:42:32+00:00August 10th, 2018|Employment Law|