Judge Orders Fiat Chrysler and DOJ to Meet With Settlement Master in Emissions Fraud Suit

As reported by Law 360, after significant delays in the settlement process, a California federal judge has ordered Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and the U.S. Department of Justice to meet face-to-face with a court appointed Settlement Master in order to reach an agreement to end the government’s suit over the automaker’s excessive diesel vehicle emissions.

2018-11-30T10:28:43+00:00November 30th, 2018|Consumer Fraud|

11th Circuit Reinstates $27 Million Verdict for Injured Smoker Against Phillip Morris in Florida Tobacco Litigation

In 2014, Lieff Cabraser won a trial verdict against Philip Morris on behalf of injured smoker Judith Berger, who started using cigarettes at age 14. The jury awarded compensation in the amount of $6.25 million, then added an additional $20 million in punitive damages against the cigarette maker. Thereafter, the trial judge substantially undercut the

2018-11-29T10:55:49+00:00November 29th, 2018|Tobacco Litigation|

Channel 4 News Anchor Demetria Kalodimos Files Lawsuit Challenging Culture of Gender Bias and Age Discrimination at Station

Lawsuit alleges gender and age discrimination, a hostile workplace, retaliation, negligent and intentional infliction of emotional distress, breach of contract, and unlawful restraint of trade, and seeks injunctive relief as well as front pay, back pay, and exemplary and punitive damages The national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein announces the filing of

2018-11-28T11:06:30+00:00November 28th, 2018|Employment Law|

KPMG Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Plaintiffs File for Class Certification

Plaintiffs Allege Widespread Gender Disparities in Pay, Promotion Within Sexist Culture Attorneys from Lieff Cabraser and Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP filed a motion in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on November 27th seeking class certification in a long-running lawsuit to challenge gender disparities in pay and promotion on behalf of

2018-11-28T10:16:30+00:00November 28th, 2018|Employment Law|

Lieff Cabraser to Proceed with Lawsuit in Denmark for Money Laundering Fraud Against Danske Bank

Lieff Cabraser, working with an international coalition of law firms including Danish law firm Németh Sigetty, will proceed with a lawsuit against Danske Bank A/S (“Danske” or the “Bank”) to pursue compensation for damaged investors after revelations of alleged money laundering, financial mismanagement, and deficient regulatory disclosures.

2018-11-20T15:31:07+00:00November 20th, 2018|Securities Fraud|

Supreme Court Upholds Ruling Supporting California Consumers in Predatory Lending Class Action Against BofA

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review a Ninth Circuit ruling reinstating a proposed consumer class action against Bank of America over its allegedly predatory lending activities. As reported by Law 360, the banking giant’s failed attempt to get the ruling reviewed leaves in place a Ninth Circuit panel ruling from earlier this year that

2018-11-20T14:55:37+00:00November 20th, 2018|Consumer Fraud|

Lieff Cabraser, Sonosky Chambers, and Zwerling Schachter File Class Action RICO Lawsuit on Behalf of Alaska Tribes Against Drug Manufacturers and Distributors for False and Deceptive Marketing and Improper Distribution of Dangerous Prescription Opioid Drugs

Kenaitze Indian Tribe, Asa’Carsarmiut Tribe, Akiak Native Community, Native Village of Port Heiden, and Native Village of Afognak Unite to Seek Justice from opiate drug distributors and manufacturers for worst man-made epidemic in modern medical history and unnecessary Alaska Native and American Indian opioid deaths across Alaska ANCHORAGE, Alaska—(BUSINESS WIRE)—On behalf of Kenaitze Indian Tribe,

2018-11-18T18:40:41+00:00November 18th, 2018|Prescription Drug Injuries|

Settlement Reached in Antitrust Suit Against Atrium Health (fka Carolinas HealthCare)

The Department of Justice and the state of North Carolina have reached a settlement agreement with Atrium Health, formerly known as Carolinas HealthCare System, in a federal lawsuit alleging the hospital giant violated antitrust laws and drove up patient healthcare costs As reported by The Charlotte Observer, the 2016 lawsuit against Atrium Health, a billion dollar

2018-11-16T16:00:43+00:00November 16th, 2018|Antitrust|

HR Dive: How employers can correct course on pay equity

New piece by columnist Ryan Golden of HR Dive includes commentary from Lieff Cabraser Employment Law attorney Kelly Dermody During the recent annual conference for the Labor and Employment Law section of the American Bar Association (ABA), key members conducted a panel discussing recommendations for employers tackling pay equity.

2018-11-16T09:48:29+00:00November 16th, 2018|Employment Law|

Federal Ruling Advances $30m Computer Sciences Corp. Overtime & Damages Payout

As reported by Law360 (subscription), systems administrators at Computer Sciences Corporation are on track to receive approximately $30 million in damages and unpaid overtime after Judge Janet Bond Arterton of the Connecticut “resolved a series of remedies questions left open after their December jury win.” Judge Arterton noted that CSC must pay the class the

2018-11-14T09:19:32+00:00November 14th, 2018|Employment Law|