Mark Chalos Talks to News4 Nashville About “Shocking” Provisions in Scooter Agreements

Lieff Cabraser Nashville office Managing Partner Mark Chalos spoke at length with News4 Nashville to reveal “shocking” provisions and lapses in scooter app use agreements. After extensive research into potential lawsuits against the scooter industry showed that smartphone app scooter rental companies like Lime, Bird, and Lyft believe they have no accountability for user accidents

2019-05-30T08:20:16+00:00May 30th, 2019|Consumer Fraud, Personal Injury|

Class Counsel Announce $135 Million Proposed Class Action Settlement of Federal Navistar Diesel Engine EGR Emissions Defect Lawsuits

Class members can choose up to $2,500 per truck or $10,000 rebate off new truck, or seek up to $15,000 per truck in out of pocket damages caused by alleged defect Lieff Cabraser together with co-lead counsel DiCello Levitt Gutzler and Audet & Partners LLP and liaison counsel The Bellows Law Group announce that the

2019-05-29T12:16:09+00:00May 29th, 2019|Defective Products|

$54.5 Million Settlement Proposed in Duke/UNC “No Poach” Employee Anticompetition Lawsuit

On May 20, 2019, a settlement valued at $54.5 million was filed in the class action lawsuit against Duke University over an alleged illegal employee-poaching agreement with the University of North Carolina. The proposed settlement came on the same day that the U.S. Department of Justice decided to intervene in the suit by filing a

2019-05-24T13:28:54+00:00May 24th, 2019|Antitrust, Employment Law|

Kenny Byrd to Serve in Leadership Role on Early Vetting Committee in 3M Combat Arms Earplug Defects Hearing Damage Litigation

On May 22, 2019, Judge M. Casey Rodgers of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida issued an order naming Lieff Cabraser partner Kenny S. Byrd to the Early Vetting Committee in the nationwide product defect lawsuit against 3M relating to allegations that for over a decade, 3M provided defective earplugs to

2019-05-24T10:34:45+00:00May 24th, 2019|Firm News, Personal Injury|

Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss in Disney and Viacom Child Privacy Violations Lawsuits

On May 22, 2019, U.S. District Judge James Donato denied a motion to dismiss the class action lawsuit accusing Viacom and The Walt Disney Company of violating child privacy protection laws by collecting and selling personal identifying information of children who used their child-focused mobile apps. The lawsuits allege the media giants collected kid’s data

2019-05-23T13:37:07+00:00May 23rd, 2019|Digital Privacy & Data Security|

Plaintiffs Provide Notice to Wells Fargo Shareholders of $320 Million Settlement of Wells Fargo Shareholder Derivative Litigation

San Francisco—(BUSINESSWIRE)–IN RE WELLS FARGO & COMPANY SHAREHOLDER DERIVATIVE LITIGATION, Lead Case No. 3:16-cv-05541-JST (N.D. Cal.) TO: ALL RECORD AND BENEFICIAL OWNERS OF WELLS FARGO & COMPANY COMMON STOCK AS OF FEBRUARY 26, 2019 (THE “RECORD DATE”), WHO CONTINUE TO OWN SUCH SHARES (“WELLS FARGO SHAREHOLDERS”) YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED, that pursuant to an Order

2019-05-21T15:09:17+00:00May 21st, 2019|Securities Fraud|

Kelly M. Dermody Moderates “Gender Equality in the #MeToo World” Discussion at National Equal Opportunity Law Florida Conference

At the April 3, 2019 National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity in Coral Gables, Florida, Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody moderated the opening event, a plenary discussion focusing on “gender equality in the #MeToo World” with lawyer and journalist Dahlia Lithwick (Newsweek and Slate) and the Honorable Victoria A. Lipnic, Commissioner and Acting Chair

2019-05-20T12:51:31+00:00May 20th, 2019|Firm News|

USC/Tyndall Class Action Settlement to Establish Institutional Reforms on Campus, Provide $215 Million Fund for Survivors

Revised agreement filed today includes additional information requested by Court University of Southern California (USC) students and alumnae today filed an amended class action settlement agreement that creates a $215 million fund recognizing all survivors of former student health center gynecologist George Tyndall, while establishing institutional reforms on campus such as new procedures for identification,

2019-05-17T21:51:20+00:00May 17th, 2019|Sexual Abuse|

Cal Fire Determines 2018 Camp Fire Was Caused by PG&E Electrical Lines

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has issued a news release stating that “a very meticulous and thorough investigation” has determined that the November 2018 Camp Fire in Butte County “was caused by electrical transmission lines owned and operated by Pacific Gas and Electricity (PG&E) located in the Pulga area.” The

2019-05-15T14:01:51+00:00May 15th, 2019|Fires & Burn Injuries, Personal Injury|