14 Former McCallie School Students Allege Sexual Misconduct by Past Faculty Members

As reported by WRCBtv, 14 former students of the prestigious McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee have revealed that they were victims of sexual misconduct at the school between the late 1960s and 2000. A letter circulated to parents of McCallie students earlier this week contained details about the 14 former students who had reported they

2018-09-28T14:34:28+00:00September 28th, 2018|Sexual Abuse|

Lieff Cabraser Announces Class Action Consumer Fraud Lawsuit Against Westgate Resorts, Ltd.

September 26, 2018, Nashville, TN—(BUSINESSWIRE)—Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP; Farmer Purcell White & Lassiter, PLLC; Ritchie, Dillard, Davies & Johnson, P.C., and Wallace & Associates announce the filing of a class action consumer fraud lawsuit in federal court in the Eastern District of Tennessee on behalf of purchasers of timeshare interests at the Westgate

2018-09-26T10:25:23+00:00September 26th, 2018|Consumer Fraud|

Full Measure Talks to Kenny Byrd About the “Forgotten” Tobacco War

Lieff Cabraser Nashville partner Kenneth S. Byrd recently spoke with Sharyl Attkisson of Full Measure in an in-depth cover story about the forgotten legacy of the big tobacco lawsuit settlement, “the one that came after the nation’s cigarette makers got caught red handed in a decades-long cover-up of their products’ risks and addictive qualities.” However,

2018-09-24T14:58:17+00:00September 24th, 2018|Commentary, Tobacco Litigation|

VIDEO: Lieff Cabraser’s House Band The R-23s – Full Performance at 2018 “Law Rocks” Benefit

On Wednesday, June 20th, 2018, Lieff Cabraser’s house band The R-23s delivered a hard-rockin’ set at the Family Violence Appellate Project’s 2018 Battle of the Bands. Ultimately taking second place in the battle, The R-23s raised nearly $14,000 with their covers of classics including “Have Love, Will Travel,” “Dreams,” “Funkytown,” and the perennial “I Fought

2018-09-20T14:02:36+00:00September 20th, 2018|Firm News|

Plaintiffs Defeat Motion to Dismiss in Restasis Antitrust Litigation Against Allergan

As reported in Law360 (subscription), plaintiffs in the multidistrict litigation against pharmaceutical manufacturer Allergan have successfully defeated a motion to dismiss the case alleging antitrust violations with respect to the sale and marketing of dry-eye drug Restasis. The Court’s ruling favored a group of pharmaceutical purchasers and union benefit plans accusing Allergan of misconduct intended

2018-09-20T11:09:58+00:00September 20th, 2018|Antitrust|

California Department of Insurance Intervenes in Lieff Cabraser’s Lawsuit Against AbbVie Alleging Kickbacks and Improper Marketing of Top-Selling Drug Humira

Joint Complaint Filed Under the California Insurance Frauds Prevention Act On September 18, 2018, Lieff Cabraser and California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones sued AbbVie, Inc. for violations of the Insurance Frauds Prevention Act (“IFPA”) by providing kickbacks to healthcare providers throughout California relating to sale of the immunosuppressive drug Humira. Humira, used to treat arthritis,

2018-09-18T13:08:35+00:00September 18th, 2018|Consumer Fraud, Whistleblower Law|

Lieff Cabraser Named Co-Lead Counsel in Knorr-Wabtec “No-Poach” Employee Antitrust MDL

U.S. District Court Judge Joy Flowers Conti of the Western District of Pennsylvania has appointed Lieff Cabraser to act as Co-Lead Counsel for plaintiffs alongside Philadelphia law firm Fine, Kaplan and Black in the aggregate “no-poach” employee antitrust litigation against rail equipment companies Knorr-Bremse and Wabtac Railway Electronics. Four groups competed for selection as lead

2018-09-14T15:30:32+00:00September 14th, 2018|Antitrust, Employment Law|

State Farm Settles Rigged-Judge Auto Parts RICO Fraud Trial for $250 Million

Hale, et al. v. State Farm, No. 3:12-cv-00660 (S.D. Illinois) began over 20 years ago with a class action suit by State Farm insureds alleging State Farm wrongly replaced their post-accident vehicle parts with non-OEM in violation of the terms of their insurance policies. In 1999, an Illinois state court jury awarded plaintiffs $456 million

2018-09-13T08:59:54+00:00September 13th, 2018|Car Accidents & Recalls, Consumer Fraud|

Criminal Conviction of Plains All American Pipeline For 2015 Santa Barbara Oil Spill Should Help Plaintiffs in Related Civil Cases

Thousands of Fishermen, Oil Workers and Property Owners Follow Criminal Suit with Civil Action for Losses Relating to Refugio State Beach Oil Spill Texas-based Plains All American Pipeline has been found guilty of criminal charges relating to the 2015 oil spill at Santa Barbara’s Refugio State Beach. That verdict is very likely to help class

2018-09-11T10:31:50+00:00September 11th, 2018|Environmental Law|