The American Association for Justice has published its annual analysis of the “worst corporate conduct” of 2018. The AAJ’s report “examines how civil justice is the most powerful tool to hold corporations and institutions accountable when they cause harm. From the energy companies who spent decades denying their role in climate change, to a university and sports program that for years protected a pedophile instead of students and athletes, institutions have shown time and again they will not act in the public’s best interest unless something forces them to. In these cases, and others involving unscrupulous student lenders, defective airbags, child slave labor, and corporate attempts to rig justice, the civil justice system has allowed Americans to hold bad actors accountable and change the way they do business.”
Of the seven cases detailed in the report, Lieff Cabraser works as plaintiffs’ counsel representing defrauded and/or endangered consumers in four of them: Navient loan abuses, State Farm RICO misconduct, General Motors faulty ignition switches and Takata defective exploding airbags, and Theranos fraudulent marketing. The report also mentions “billion-dollar profiteering from the opioid crisis,” yet another case in which Lieff Cabraser serves in a leadership role on behalf of cities, counties, Native American tribes and health organization seeking justice from the manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioid drugs for the unprecedented destructive opioid epidemic raging across the U.S.
Read the full AAJ Corporate Misconduct 2018 report.