“Shock, Dismay, and a Resolve to Hold USC and Dr. George Tyndall Accountable for Sexual Misconduct and Cover-Up” – A Post by Lawyer and USC Alum Annika K. Martin

On a beautiful spring morning in 2004, on an outdoor stage in view of Tommy Trojan, I accepted my diploma from the University of Southern California’s law school. I was so proud to be a USC graduate that day, and for many days and years after that, as I used my law degree to fight

2018-06-12T13:07:08+00:00June 12th, 2018|Commentary, Personal Injury, Women's Health|

Lieff Cabraser Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against George Tyndall, M.D., and the University of Southern California for Sexual Assault, Harassment, and Other Serious Offenses

June 6th, 2018–BUSINESSWIRE–Lieff Cabraser and Sauder Schelkopf LLC have filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of individuals who were sexually abused, harassed, and molested by gynecologist George Tyndall, M.D. while they were students at University of Southern California (“USC”).

2018-06-06T07:15:05+00:00June 6th, 2018|Personal Injury, Women's Health|

Consumers Reach Deal in Exploding Samsung Top-Loading Washers Case

Consumers have reached a settlement in the multidistrict litigation against Samsung and retailers over exploding top-loading washing machines, which consumers report can vibrate and blow themselves apart. Some owners of affected machines may receive a new Samsung or other brand washing machine, rebates, or a “free in-home repair to reinforce their washers’ top.”

2018-06-05T10:03:45+00:00June 5th, 2018|Defective Products|

Lieff Cabraser and ERA Announce Joy Kruse Gender Justice Memorial Fund

Lieff Cabraser and Equal Rights Advocates (“ERA”) announce the creation of the Joy Kruse Gender Justice Memorial Fund. Joy was an active supporter of ERA, a San Francisco-based non-profit devoted to expanding economic and educational opportunities for women and girls. The fund, created in Joy’s memory, reflects Joy’s passion for social justice. Joy Kruse passed

2018-06-04T15:02:02+00:00June 4th, 2018|Firm News|

Dean Harvey to Speak on Anticompetitive Practices in the Labor Market at Harvard Law School

Lieff Cabraser partner Dean M. Harvey will be featured as a distinguished speaker at the “Unrigging the Market: Convening to Restore Competitive Labor Markets” program, taking place at Harvard Law School on June 13, 2018 from 8:30am-4:30pm ET. He will be participating in the panel titled “Anticompetitive Practices in the Labor Market.”

2018-06-04T14:06:20+00:00June 4th, 2018|Antitrust, Firm News|

Recorder Q&A With Kelly Dermody on Employment Cases, Gender Pay Disparities, and the Future

Law.com’s online journal The Recorder caught up with Lieff Cabraser partner and Chair of the firm’s Employment Law practice group Kelly M. Dermody for a substantial and wide-ranging question and answer session published June 1st (subscription). Noting Ms. Dermody’s leadership on equal pay and promotion gender class actions against industry giants like Google and Goldman Sachs,

2018-06-04T11:06:27+00:00June 4th, 2018|Commentary, Employment Law|

Lieff Cabraser Rock Stars Volunteer at SF-Marin Food Bank for 2018 Food From the Bar Drive

Lieff Cabraser staff donated their time and effort to volunteer at the SF-Marin Food Bank as part of Lieff Cabraser’s 2018 commitment to Food From The Bar. A huge thanks to team members Diamond Lewis, Xiang Li, Tannah Hess, Mary Laing, Leah Nutting, Rebecca Krause, Cayla Gordon and Cameron Miller for making LCHB’s Food From

2018-06-01T13:31:58+00:00June 1st, 2018|Firm News, Public Good|

Kelly Dermody Talks to Law.com About Class Action Waivers in Employment Contracts

Recently, in a decision expected to have large-scale impact for companies and workers, the U.S. Supreme Court gave its approval to employment contracts that include class action waivers. Law.com spoke with Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody, Chair of the firm’s Employment Law practice group, about the case. As the journal notes, “Dermody is involved

2018-06-01T09:49:06+00:00June 1st, 2018|Employment Law|

Class Action Lawsuit For Pacific Fertility Center Storage Tank Failure Adds Tank Manufacturer As Defendant

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – May 31, 2018 – Victims of the storage tank disaster at Pacific Fertility Center have filed an amended complaint in their class action lawsuit, which provides new information and developments related to the March 2018 tank failure incident. The lawsuit, arising out of the mishandling of thousands of embryos and eggs

2018-05-31T17:12:13+00:00May 31st, 2018|Personal Injury|

Impact Fund Guest Blog – Anne Shaver on “Distinguishing Dukes: Another Victory For Employment Discrimination Class Actions”

Lieff Cabraser partner Anne B. Shaver has written a piece for the Impact Fund legal practitioner blog titled “Distinguishing Dukes: Another Victory For Employment Discrimination Class Actions.” The piece looks at the gender discrimination case Chen-Oster v. Goldman Sachs, No. 10-6950 (S.D.N.Y.), wherein the court recently certified a Rule 23(b)(3) class of female vice presidents

2018-05-30T11:41:18+00:00May 30th, 2018|Commentary, Employment Law|