As reported by Bloomberg Law, speakers at a recently held Federal Trade Commission workshop on improving claims rates in consumer class actions agreed that creating a government-run website to publicize and legitimize class settlements could increase the amount of money that class members actually receive. [Read more…]
Easy Proof of Claim process must now be completed by Friday December 20, 2019
If you suffered losses as a result of the Northern California wildfires of 2015, 2017 or 2018, you now have until 5 PM on Friday, December 20th, 2019 to file a Proof of Claim. The form is simple, and takes ten minutes to fill out. No lawyer is required — though Lieff Cabraser is open to representing as clients those with substantial, complex claims who would benefit from a lawyer and who have not yet filed their Proof of Claim. [Read more…]
Online portal for fuel economy settlement claims processing is up and active for owner and lessee claims
The claims portal at vwmpgsettlement.com is now open for all current and former owners/lessees of affected gasoline-engine vehicles in the Audi, Bentley, Porsche, and Volkswagen fuel economy class action settlement. As a result of the settlement reached in the litigation, potential compensation totaling $96.5 million is available to the class members to resolve claims that the affected vehicles were equipped with software that, as calibrated, caused the vehicles to emit more carbon dioxide (CO2) and obtain up to 1 MPG less fuel economy than was originally represented. Class members may submit their claims for payment online through the settlement website.
Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin will speak as Featured Faculty at the American Association for Justice’s “Discovery Masters Class: Overcoming Obstructive Discovery” seminar taking place from November 21-22, 2019 at the AAJ Headquarters in Washington, DC. [Read more…]
On October 18th, 2019, Lieff Cabraser’s Mark P. Chalos, Managing Partner of the firm’s Nashville office, participated in a panel discussion at the American Bar Association’s 23rd Annual National Institute on Class Actions in Nashville entitled, “How Big is Your Audience? Crescendos and Diminuendos in the Class-Action World.” The extremely-well-received discussion was one of the highlights of the conference, and was delivered to a full-house of top lawyers and legal experts. [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser founding partner Elizabeth Cabraser will serve as Featured Faculty at an academic symposium for attorneys, law professors and students, judges, law clerks, and public officials, entitled “Class Actions, Mass Torts, and MDLs: The Next 50 Years” taking place Nov. 1-2, 2019 at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland Oregon. Ms. Cabraser will discuss “Class Action Objectors/2018 Rule 23 Amendments” on the symposium’s first day at 3:15 p.m. [Read more…]
Law.com highlights individual lawyers seeking leadership roles in Juul MDL
As reported by Law.com (subscription), a diverse set of nearly 50 lawyers have submitted proposals to lead the national multidistrict Juul e-cigarette fraud and injury litigation. One of the proposed leadership teams includes Lieff Cabraser partner Sarah London, and if approved would be one of the most diverse in multidistrict litigation history. The team includes ten women and three minority lawyers. The group may also add two additional women. [Read more…]
Only three days remain before the October 21st claim filing deadline for victims of wildfires caused by PG&E power lines in 2017 and 2018. As reported by the Napa Valley Register, a grassroots group of Northern California fire victims held a press conference on the two-year anniversary of the first of the North Bay fires to bring awareness to fellow fire victims about the Monday, October 21st deadline to file claims against PG&E, as more than half of fire victims have yet to file claims and are thus at risk of losing any compensation from the utility. [Read more…]
Abused by his family and subjected to electroshock and forced gay conversion therapy, pro bono client sought asylum in the U.S.
We are proud to announce that we received notice late last week that the firm’s pro bono client, John Doe, was granted asylum in the U.S. in the wake of years of torment and abuse. The client, a gay man from Brazil, was subjected by his family to gay conversion therapy and electroconvulsive treatments throughout his childhood in an attempt to “cure” his homosexuality. On account of his sexual orientation, he was also physically abused by family members and attacked by members of his community. After coming to the U.S., he was unable to return to Brazil out of fear for his life. [Read more…]
The American Antitrust Institute has announced its selection of leading legal practitioners and economists to be recognized as honorees for the 2019 Antitrust Enforcement Awards, a list that includes the Lieff Cabraser team that worked on the Duke/UNC case: Dean M. Harvey, Kelly M. Dermody, Brendan P. Glackin, Anne B. Shaver, and Yaman A. Salahi. The Honorees will be featured at a gala awards dinner on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at The Hamilton Live in Washington D.C. [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser partner Wendy R. Fleishman will share in leading the session-opening Juul E-Cigarette Litigation seminar on day two of the October 22-24, 2019 Mass Torts Made Perfect (MTMP) Conference in Las Vegas. The session entitled “Corporate Cancer Again: Juul” will examine the burgeoning Juul fraud and injury litigation as lung injury cases mount up and Juul comes under ever-increasing scrutiny for its alleged misconduct in understating vape dangers and marketing its products to teens. [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser partner Sarah R. London will be a featured panelist at the upcoming “Mass Torts Made Perfect (MTMP) Conference,” on October 23-24, 2019 at The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. On Wednesday October 23rd she will speak during a breakout session on widespread Juul injury litigation and on Thursday, October 24th she will discuss “Pay Equity for Female Lawyers.” [Read more…]
Victims can now bring suit for much older abuse cases that would in the past have been blocked by statutes of limitation
As reported by the Los Angeles Times and numerous other news outlets, California just passed a new law giving victims of childhood sexual abuse more time to report allegations and file lawsuits, and temporarily allowing previously time-barred sexual assault claims to be brought, joining multiple other states, including New York, in greatly expanding the statute of limitations for claims by sex abuse victims. [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos will participate in a panel discussion entitled: “What You Need to Know About Representing Sexual Abuse Survivors” at the “Mass Torts Made Perfect (MTMP) Conference,” on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. MTMP conferences are designed for individuals working in the area of plaintiff mass torts and personal injury litigation. The biannual Las Vegas conferences are the largest gatherings of plaintiff mass tort attorneys in the world, with over 1000 participants from 440+ law firms at each event. [Read more…]
An estimated 70,000 Wildfire Victim Claims Still Unfiled with October 21 Rapidly Deadline Approaching
The claim filing deadline for victims of wildfires caused by PG&E power lines in 2017 and 2018 is quickly approaching. As reported by the New York Times, as many as 70,000 victims eligible for compensation may receive nothing if they do not file by the 10/21 deadline.