Lexi Hazam Appointed Co-Lead Counsel in California Woolsey Fire Cases

Lexi J. Hazam Appointed Co-Lead in California Woolsey Fire Cases

Judge William F. Highberger has announced the appointment of Lieff Cabraser partner Lexi J. Hazam as one of Plaintiff’s Leadership Counsel in the Woolsey Fires case for purposes of administration of two upcoming bellwether trials relating to the devastating 2018 fire that burned more than 96,000 acres in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Judge Highberger noted that appointing a leadership group for the cases was necessary due to the complexities of the mass tort cases. The initial bellwether trials are slated to start in January of 2020. [Read more…]

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

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 and the subsequent sale and marketing of the tainted Valsartan perpetrated fraud and violation of warranties on the patient population for Valsartan, as well as violating other laws relating to the safe sale and distribution of prescription drugs. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos & Kenny Byrd Take on New Leadership Roles in the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association

Mark Chalos & Kenny Byrd Take on New Leadership Roles in the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association

We are proud to announce that Lieff Cabraser partners Mark P. Chalos and Kenneth S. Byrd will take on new leadership roles in the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) for the 2019-2020 year. Mark has been elected Vice President of the TTLA, after previously serving as Treasurer and Secretary, and will continue to serve as the Treasurer of the TTLA’s Political Action Committee, “Lawyers Involved for Tennessee” (LIFT). For his part, Kenny was re-elected to the TTLA Board of Governors. [Read more…]

ADMS INVESTORS NOTICE: Lieff Cabraser Investigates Claims Against Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

ADMS INVESTORS NOTICE: Lieff Cabraser Investigates Claims Against Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Lieff Cabraser is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Adamas” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: ADMS), including investors who purchased Adamas common stock directly in the Company’s January 24, 2018 secondary public offering (“SPO”).

Adamas investors who wish to learn more about the investigation should click here or contact Sharon M. Lee of Lieff Cabraser toll-free at 1-800-541-7358. [Read more…]

Sarah London to Speak at American Association for Justice’s Annual Mass Torts Seminar

Sarah London to Speak at American Association for Justice’s Annual Mass Torts Seminar

Lieff Cabraser partner Sarah R. London will be speaking at the American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) annual mass torts seminar, “Everything You Want to Know About Mass Torts (But Are too Afraid to Ask),” at the San Diego Convention Center on Friday, July 26, 2019. Sarah will be discussing the basics of Mass Tort Litigation in a presentation entitled “MDL 101.” The seminar will feature some of the nation’s leading mass tort litigators who will provide a comprehensive view of the critical aspects and nuances of litigating mass tort cases. [Read more…]

Michael Miarmi to Discuss Delaware Investor Law Issues at Council of Institutional Investors Webinar

Michael Miarmi Delaware Law Webinar

Lieff Cabraser partner Michael Miarmi will be presenting a webinar entitled “Delaware Law Update: What Investors Need to Know” for the Council of Institutional Investors on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 3:30-4:30pm. The webinar will feature a panel discussion that explores the critical role Delaware law plays in shaping business, both in the United States and around the world, as a result of its advanced general corporation law and dedicated business court, the Delaware Court of Chancery. [Read more…]

Erwin Chemerinsky to Present First 2019 Elizabeth Cabraser Summer Lecture: “The Supreme Court Term in Review: 2018–2019,” presented by Legal Aid at Work

EJC Summer Lecture Series, Erwin Chemerinsky

As part of its 2019 Elizabeth J. Cabraser Summer Lecture Series, local Bay Area nonprofit Legal Aid at Work will present, “The Supreme Court Term in Review: 2018–2019,” a lecture by famed constitutional scholar Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of Berkeley Law  and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law. The lecture will take place on Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 12:00 – 1:30pm at Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP in San Francisco. The lecture series, named in honor of Lieff Cabraser founding partner Elizabeth Cabraser, strives to present a wide spectrum of topics and views affecting public interest law. [Read more…]

Myth vs. Fact Guide to the USC Dr. George Tyndall Sexual Abuse Settlement

USC and Dr. George Tyndall Sexual Abuse Cases

Below you will find comprehensive information on the settlement of the sexual abuse and gender violence filed on behalf of thousands of University of Southern California students against Dr. George Tyndall and USC.

Additional information is available on the official Settlement website. Anyone who thinks they may be a member of the class should visit the official website to read Court-approved information. 

MYTH: The class action settlement prevents survivors from filing individual lawsuits.

FACT: Women can choose to opt-out of the class action settlement and pursue their civil claims in court if they believe that is what is best for them. The settlement does not prevent any woman from pursuing her claim in court – instead, it simply provides an additional choice for survivors in how they wish to pursue their claims, if at all. Without the settlement, a survivor’s only choice is litigation. With the settlement, a survivor can still choose litigation if she wishes, or she can choose to participate in the settlement. The settlement increases choices for survivors; it doesn’t prevent anyone from doing anything.

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Judge in USC Tyndall Sex Abuse Gender Violence Case Issues Order Granting Plaintiffs’ Renewed Motion for Preliminary Settlement Approval

USC

On June 13, 2019, Judge Steven V. Wilson of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California issued an order granting Plaintiffs’ renewed motion for preliminary approval of the class action settlement of the gender violence and sexual abuse litigation against Dr. George Tyndall and the University of Southern California. The settlement will require USC to adopt and implement procedures for identification, prevention, and reporting of sexual and racial misconduct, as well as recognize the harm done to all of Tyndall’s patients through a $215 million fund that gives every survivor a choice in how to participate.  [Read more…]

Preliminary Approval Granted to Settlement in Navistar Diesel Engine EGR Emissions Defect Litigation

Navistar MaxxForce Diesel Engine Emissions Settlement

$135 million settlement provides class members with $2,500 per truck or $10,000 rebate off new truck, or option to seek up to $15,000 per truck in out of pocket damages caused by alleged defect

On June 12, 2019, Judge Joan B. Gottschall of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois issued an Order granting preliminary approval to a proposed settlement of multidistrict litigation brought on behalf of plaintiff truck owners and lessees alleging that Navistar, Inc. and Navistar International, Inc. sold or leased 2011-2014 model year vehicles equipped with certain MaxxForce 11- or 13-liter diesel engines equipped with a defective EGR emissions system. Judge Gottschall ruled that the proposed class action settlement which had been submitted to the Court on May 28, 2019, is likely to be approved as fair, reasonable, and adequate in addressing plaintiffs’ claims, and that the Court was also likely to certify the Settlement Class for purposes of implementing the settlement. [Read more…]

American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys Selects Wendy R. Fleishman as one of the “10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys in New York”

Wendy Fleishman AIOPIA Award

The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA) has announced its recognition of Lieff Cabraser partner Wendy R. Fleishman as one of the “10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys in the State of New York for Client Satisfaction.” In compiling its annual list of the Top 10 Personal Injury attorneys in each state, attorney rating organization AIOPIA places a major emphasis on “selecting lawyers who have achieved significant success in the field of Personal Injury law without sacrificing the service and support they provide.” [Read more…]

AOS INVESTORS ALERT: Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against A.O. Smith Corporation

AOS INVESTORS ALERT: Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against A.O. Smith Corporation

The law firm of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP announces that class action litigation has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased the common stock of A.O. Smith Corporation (“A.O. Smith” or the “Company”) (NYSE: AOS) between July 26, 2016 through May 16, 2019, inclusive (the “Class Period”). [Read more…]

ADMS INVESTORS ALERT: Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Securities Blog

Lieff Cabraser announces that class action litigation has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased the common stock of Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Adamas” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: ADMS) directly in the Company’s January 24, 2018 secondary public offering (“SPO”). [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Named as Finalist for 2019 Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year Award

State Farm

We are proud to announce that Lieff Cabraser’s State Farm case team has been named finalists for the 2019 Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. The award celebrates and recognizes “the work of an attorney or team of attorneys working on behalf of individuals and groups that have suffered grave injustice or abuse.” The Trial Lawyer of the Year award will be presented at Public Justice’s Annual Gala and Awards Dinner on Monday, July 29 in San Diego. [Read more…]

INVESTORS NOTICE: Lieff Cabraser Reminds Investors of Deadline in Class Action Against Indivior PLC

Indivior Securities Reminder

Lieff Cabraser reminds investors of the upcoming deadline to move for appointment as lead plaintiff in the class action has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired the securities of Indivior PLC (“Indivior” or the “Company”) (OTC BB: INVVY) between March 10, 2015 and April 9, 2019, inclusive (the “Class Period”). [Read more…]

Sarah London Addresses Challenges to Pacific Fertility Clinic Egg and Embryo Failures Lawsuit

Sarah London Addresses Challenges to Pacific Fertility Clinic Egg and Embryo Failures Lawsuit

On Wednesday June 5, 2019, Prelude Fertility Inc., the parent company of San Francisco-based Pacific Fertility Center, asked U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley to dismiss the proposed class action lawsuit accusing Pacific Fertility of negligently allowing patients’ stored eggs and embryos to be destroyed in a cryogenic tank failure. The defendants seek dismissal of the suit on procedural grounds, that the patients improperly lumped claims together in the suit against it and a related but separate entity, Pacific MSO LLC. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody Discusses #MeToo and BigLaw at ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibility

Kelly Dermody Discusses #MeToo and BigLaw at ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibility

On May 8, 2019, Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody addressed Big Law’s issues with #MeToo on a panel at the American Bar Association’s National Conference on Professional Responsibility held in Vancouver, British Columbia, noting how many high profile firms are guilty of allowing their highest paid and most powerful “rainmaker” lawyers to participate in the sexual harassment and undercutting of women and minority lawyers in the workplace without repercussion. [Read more…]