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|

Camp Wildfire Devastates Over 100,000 Acres, 40,000 Evacuated, PG&E Reports Equipment Flaws in Area

Our thoughts and our hearts go out to our neighbors, colleagues, and friends in northern California, especially those who have lost their lives, homes, and businesses in this newest series of horrific fires. It is with deep gratitude that we recognize the safety personnel and first responders working tirelessly to bring the fires under control

2018-11-11T12:37:21+00:00November 11th, 2018|Fires & Burn Injuries|

Workers and Businesses in the Oil Industry Affected by the 2015 Santa Barbara Oil Spill Could Be Part of a Class Action Lawsuit

The following is being released by the law firms Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP, Keller Rohrback LLP, Cappello & Noël LLP, and Audet & Partners LLP about the lawsuit Andrews v. Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., No. 2:15-cv-04113. A class action lawsuit against Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (“Plains Pipeline”) has been certified as a

2018-11-05T14:18:42+00:00November 5th, 2018|Environmental Law|

USC Tyndall Sexual Misconduct Settlement a “Step Forward” for Victims of Abuse at USC

New op-ed piece by Cherylyn Lebon includes comments from Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin who represents women in the class lawsuit against USC The Los Angeles Daily News has published an opinion piece praising the terms of the recently-announced federal class action settlement of the lawsuit filed against George Tyndall and the University of

2018-11-01T22:32:10+00:00November 1st, 2018|Sexual Abuse|