Judge Sets Oct 21st Deadline for Northern California PG&E Wildfire Claims

As reported by Law360, Northern California wildfire victims will have until October 21, 2019 to file proof of claims against PG&E as a result of a ruling by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali made on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. The deadline was imposed despite objections from Lieff Cabraser founding partner Elizabeth Cabraser, who argued that

2019-06-28T11:37:11+00:00June 28th, 2019|Fires & Burn Injuries|

Lieff Cabraser’s R-23s Win 2019 “Best Lawyer Band in the Bay” Award at Annual FVAP Charity Event

We are delighted to announce that Lieff Cabraser’s in-house rock and roll band The R-23s have won the coveted “Best Lawyer Band in the Bay” award after winning big at the annual Family Violence Appellate Project’s June 20th  Banding Together to End Domestic Violence fundraising event at The Chapel in San Francisco. Along with receiving first place and Best

2019-06-28T08:36:11+00:00June 28th, 2019|Firm News|

Annika K. Martin to Discuss Discovery Case Law Updates at 2019 Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum

The fifth annual Complex Litigation E-Discovery forum, co-founded and produced by Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin, will be held September 19-20, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The event’s second discussion group, “Discovery Case Law Update” at 10:45-11:45 on September 20th, will be led by Ms. Martin along with co-facilitators Jacksy Bilsborrow of Weitz & Luxenberg and

2019-06-26T16:02:25+00:00June 26th, 2019|Firm News|

Ohio Federal Judge Open to Plaintiffs’ “Novel Ideal” for Faster Settlement of Nationwide Opioid MDL

As reported by Law360, U.S. District Judge Dan Polster appeared receptive to an inventive new settlement proposal introduced on behalf of about 40 local government entities by plaintiffs’ attorneys at the June 25 hearing in Ohio federal court. Judge Polster oversees nearly 2,000 lawsuits in the opioid multidistrict litigation. Plaintiffs’ proposal would establish a “negotiation

2019-06-26T13:24:14+00:00June 26th, 2019|Prescription Drug Injuries|

Lieff Cabraser Partner Lexi J. Hazam Appointed Co-Lead Counsel in California Woolsey Fire Cases

On June 21, 2019, Judge William F. Highberger of the Superior Court of California issued a Case Management Order naming Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP partner and Co-Chair of the firm’s Personal Injury practice group Lexi J. Hazam as Co-Lead Counsel for Individual Plaintiffs in the coordinated Woolsey Fire Cases relating to the devastating

2019-06-24T09:06:49+00:00June 24th, 2019|Fires & Burn Injuries, Personal Injury|

Fabrice Vincent Appointed Co-Chair of the Products Liability Committee of the ABA Section of Litigation

We are pleased to announce that Lieff Cabraser partner Fabrice Vincent has been appointed Co-Chair of the Products Liability Committee of the American Bar Association. The ABA Section of Product Liability features a diverse committee of professionals from many different ages and backgrounds who write and speak on a variety of topics on product liability. The

2019-06-21T14:24:36+00:00June 21st, 2019|Firm News|

Daily Journal Names Elizabeth Cabraser A “2019 Top Plaintiffs’ Lawyer”

The Daily Journal has named Lieff Cabraser founding partner Elizabeth Cabraser to its annual listing of “Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California,” recognized for her groundbreaking work in personal injury and environmental law. The Journal uses its Top Plaintiff Lawyer awards to acknowledge attorneys’ active involvement in significant cases that make a difference in California and the world.

2019-06-19T12:39:31+00:00June 19th, 2019|Firm News|

Complaint Seeking Medical Monitoring, Economic Reimbursement, and Damages for Personal Injuries Filed in Valsartan Products Liability MDL

On June 17, 2019, Lieff Cabraser and co-counsel filed a Consolidated Amended Class Action Complaint in the consumer fraud litigation against Teva, Major Pharmaceuticals, and Solco Healthcare based on reports that huge amounts of the hypertension drug Valsartan, the generic equivalent of the hypertension drug Diovan, were contaminated with a carcinogen called NDMA. This contamination

2019-06-18T11:16:33+00:00June 18th, 2019|Consumer Fraud, Personal Injury|