American Association for Justice Releases Video in Support of FAIR Act Aimed at Eliminating Forced Arbitration in Employment Contracts

Early this year, democratic lawmakers announced a new bill aimed at ending the practice of forced arbitration in employment contracts. The Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (“FAIR”) Act seeks to end the use of mandatory arbitration clauses, which are often inserted into workers’ contracts to require that they waive their right to sue their employers in

2019-03-29T13:36:48+00:00March 29th, 2019|Employment Law|

Kelly M. Dermody Comments on New Federal Paycheck Fairness Act

As reported in the Daily Journal (subscription), on Wednesday March 27, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a new bill called the federal Paycheck Fairness Act, aimed at giving mistreated employees more effective tools to assert their rights by expanding sex discrimination class actions, damages assessments therein, and company reporting requirements.

2019-03-29T12:10:26+00:00March 29th, 2019|Employment Law|

Michael Sobol Shares 2019 California Lawyer of the Year Award for Anthem Data Breach Litigation

The editorial staff of the California Daily Journal have named Lieff Cabraser partner Michael W. Sobol, along with Eric Gibbs of the Gibbs Law Group and Eve Cervantez of Altshuler Berzon, as 2019 California Lawyer of the Year award recipients for their work on the In re Anthem Data Breach Litigation. The annual CLAY Awards

2019-03-28T09:54:31+00:00March 28th, 2019|Digital Privacy & Data Security|

Arbitration Barred for Parent Co. in Pacific Fertility Clinic Destroyed Embryos Litigation

As reported by Law360 (subscription), U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley of the Northern District has ruled that claims against Pacific Fertility Clinic’s parent company, Prelude Fertility Inc., over eggs and embryos destroyed after a cryogenic tank failure cannot be resolved in arbitration. Those claims will instead get a full hearing in an open and

2019-03-27T13:26:15+00:00March 27th, 2019|Personal Injury, Women's Health|

Retired Fort Campbell Infantry Soldier Sues 3M Over “Combat Arms” Earplugs Hearing Damage

Lieff Cabraser Partner Mark Chalos Talks to NPR about the growing 3M defective ear plug injury lawsuits On March 25, 2019, National Public Radio (NPR) interviewed Lieff Cabraser Nashville partner Mark P. Chalos about the growing number of lawsuits filed against 3M over the company’s 10+ year provision of allegedly defective combat ear plugs to

2019-03-25T12:30:46+00:00March 25th, 2019|Defective Medical Devices, Personal Injury|

Judge Gives Preliminary Approval to $5M Proposed Settlement in Nationwide Insurance Robocall Class Action

As reported by Law360, a federal judge has preliminarily approved a $5 million settlement in the class action alleging that Nationwide Mutual Insurance violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by sending harassing repeat auto-dialer calls, texts, and voice messages to consumers without their consent.

2019-03-22T14:27:00+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Consumer Fraud|

Hotchkiss School Student Sexual Abuse Trial to Move Forward

As reported by the Legal Reader, U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden has rejected a request by attorneys representing Hotchkiss to dismiss the sexual abuse lawsuit against the school, ruling that a jury trial take place. Bolden disagreed with the school’s attorneys that Hotchkiss was not responsible for the protection of the student, identified as

2019-03-21T16:59:27+00:00March 21st, 2019|Sexual Abuse|

FDA Warning Letters to Manufacturers Heighten Safety Concerns About Breast Implant Health Threats

As reported by various sources including the UK’s Daily Mail, regulators for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently sent warning letters to two of the top breast implant manufactures for “failing to complete the safety studies” required for medical devices to remain on the market. The letters were issued just days before a new

2019-03-21T10:32:43+00:00March 21st, 2019|Personal Injury|