Mark Chalos Talks to Law.com About 2020 and COVID-19 Related Lawsuits

Mark Chalos Talks to Law.com About 2020 and COVID-19 Related Lawsuits

As reported by Law.com (subscription), the majority of lawsuits filed in 2020 related to the pandemic were brought by owners of restaurants, bars and other businesses against their insurers over denied business interruption claims after state and local governments forced the businesses to shut down. The report notes that nearly 20 percent of the 6,900 COVID-19 lawsuits filed this year were centered on insurance disputes. [Read more…]

Police Report Reveals How University of Michigan’s Dr. Robert Anderson Survived Sexual Misconduct Allegations Early In Career

University of Michigan

As reported by The Detroit News, new information has been uncovered in the University of Michigan / Dr. Robert Anderson Sexual Abuse Lawsuit relating to how the late former UofM doctor and athletics program physician, accused of sexually assaulting hundreds of student-patients over a period of three decades, was able to survive sexual misconduct allegations that arose early on in his career. [The lawsuits against Anderson brought on behalf of sexually abused students by Lieff Cabraser and other law firms allege that Anderson abused his position to repeatedly and regularly molest University of Michigan students under the guise of providing medical care.] [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Files Amicus Brief in Support of Providers Challenging Tennessee’s Discriminatory Abortion Bans

On December 22, 2020, Lieff Cabraser filed an amicus brief in the Sixth Circuit on behalf of reproductive justice organizations in support of abortion providers and doctors in their challenge to a Tennessee law that would prohibit abortion as early as six weeks gestational age and also prohibit abortion if the doctor knows the patient is terminating a pregnancy because of the sex, race, or Down syndrome diagnosis of the fetus. [Read more…]

January 19, 2021 Filing Deadline in JOYY Shareholder Class Action – Contact Lieff Cabraser

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Lieff Cabraser announces that class action litigation has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired publicly traded securities of JOYY Inc. (“JOYY” or “the “Company”) (NASDAQ: YY) between April 28, 2016 and November 18, 2020, inclusive (the “Class Period”). If you purchased or otherwise acquired JOYY securities during the Class Period, you may move the Court for appointment as lead plaintiff by no later than January 19, 2021. A lead plaintiff is a representative party who acts on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. Your share of any recovery in the actions will not be affected by your decision of whether to seek appointment as lead plaintiff. You may retain Lieff Cabraser, or other attorneys, as your counsel in the action. [Read more…]

February 2, 2021 Filing Deadline in Splunk Shareholder Class Action – Contact Lieff Cabraser

Securities Class Litigation

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (December 17, 2020) – The law firm of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP announces that class action litigation has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired the common stock of Splunk Inc. (“Splunk” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SPLK) between October 21, 2020 and December 2, 2020, inclusive (the “Class Period”). [Read more…]

Michelle Lamy Elected to BASF Litigation Section Executive Committee for 2021

Michelle Lamy Elected to BASF Litigation Section Executive Committee for 2021

Lieff Cabraser attorney Michelle Lamy has been elected to serve on The San Francisco Bar Association Litigation Section’s Executive Committee. The Litigation Section educates members on current litigation developments, serves as a liaison between the bar and bench, and promotes the highest standards of ethical conduct among litigators. The section also comments on proposed changes in statutes and regulations affecting litigators. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser’s The R-23s Compete in First Ever Livestreamed Law Rocks-Apalooza “Battle of the Bands” 2020 Benefit Concert

Lieff Cabraser’s The R-23s Compete in First Ever Livestreamed Law Rocks-Apalooza “Battle of the Bands” 2020 Benefit Concert

Last Thursday, eighteen legal professional bands, including Lieff Cabraser’s powerhouse R-23s, came together to perform at the first ever livestreamed Law Rocks-apalooza concert fundraising event for local Bay Area nonprofits. The R-23s rocked out in support of The East Bay Community Law Center and Open Door Legal, two organizations that are providing critical legal services during a difficult time, particularly for low-income communities. The R-23s were able to raise $12,010 toward the event’s total contribution of over $143,000 to help those in need! [Read more…]

Katherine Lubin Benson Appointed to Bar Association of San Francisco Board of Directors for 2021

Katherine Lubin Benson Appointed to Bar Association of San Francisco Board of Directors for 2021

Lieff Cabraser partner Katherine Lubin Benson has been appointed to serve on The Bar Association of San Francisco’s (BASF) Board of Directors for 2021. The 2021 BASF officers and board members were installed at the BASF’s Annual Membership Luncheon on December 8, 2020. [Read more…]

FAF INVESTORS: December 24, 2020 Filing Deadline in Class Action – Contact Lieff Cabraser

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Lieff Cabraser announces that class action litigation has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired the securities of First American Financial Corporation (“First American” or the ”Company“) (NASDAQ: FAF) between February 17, 2017 and October 22, 2020, inclusive (the “Class Period”). [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Enoxaparin Case Team Receives Antitrust Institute’s 2020 Private Enforcement Award

Lieff Cabraser Enoxaparin Case Team Recognized as Honorees for AAI 2020 Antitrust Enforcement Awards

Historic antitrust case against Momenta Pharmaceuticals over illegal drug price-fixing led to second largest indirect purchaser antitrust pharmaceutical settlement in history

At a virtual awards ceremony held on November 12, The American Antitrust Institute formally presented its selection of leading legal practitioners and economists to be recognized as honorees for the 2020 Antitrust Enforcement Awards, a list that includes the Lieff Cabraser team that worked on the Enoxaparin case: Brendan P. Glackin, Katherine Lubin BensonAdam GitlinDean M. HarveyBruce LepplaDavid RudolphMichelle Lamy,  Mark P. ChalosAndrew Kaufman, and Kenny Byrd. Lieff Cabraser partner Eric Fastiff was a Program Co-Chair for the event. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody to Speak at 2020 Equal Rights Advocates Virtual Gala

Equal Rights Advocates 2020 Virtual Gala

Equal Rights Advocates is hosting its annual gala this Friday, November 13, 2020 at 4:00 pm. The virtual gathering will celebrate the women and gender-expansive workers, students, activists, and leaders who are making 2020 such a significant year in our nation’s journey toward true racial equity and gender justice. [Read more…]

Elizabeth Cabraser and Paulina do Amaral Serve as Faculty in Duke University Mass Tort MDL Certificate Program

Elizabeth Cabraser and Paulina do Amaral Serve as Faculty in Duke University Mass Tort MDL Certificate Program

On Monday, November 9, 2020, Lieff Cabraser partners Elizabeth Cabraser and Paulina do Amaral served as featured faculty in Duke Law School’s Mass-Tort MDL Certificate Program. Other faculty included Duke Law professors, experienced MDL judges, and lawyers who have either served as preeminent mass-tort lead counsel or chaired specific-task MDL committees. The program is designed for both plaintiff and defense lawyers looking to transition into the tort and consumer mass-tort field who would like to enhance their ability to compete for MDL committee appointments, and for those more experienced attorneys focused on refining their skills in the field. [Read more…]

Paulina do Amaral to Speak at “Law Seminars International’s 16th Annual Conference on Litigating Class Actions”

Lieff Cabraser partner Paulina do Amaral will speak at Law Seminar’s 16th Annual “Litigating Class Actions” conference, which will be broadcast on November 12-13, 2020. Paulina will discuss how class actions played a role in the path to recovery of damages resulting from the opioid crisis, as well as reviewing a case study on the RICO claims filed on behalf of Alaska and Washington native communities. [Read more…]

Dean Harvey, Kelly Dermody, and Tiseme Zegeye to Speak at American Bar Association’s 14th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference

Kelly Dermody, Dean Harvey, and Tiseme Zegeye to Speak at American Bar Association’s 14th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference  

Lieff Cabraser partners Dean Harvey, Kelly Dermody, and Tiseme Zegeye will be speaking at the American Bar Association’s 14th Annual Section of Labor and Employment Law Conference, which will be virtually broadcast from November 11-13, 2020. Dean will be discussing how labor law intersects with antitrust law in the first concurrent program of the conference. Kelly will participate in a discussion on “Effective EEO, Anti-Bias and Anti-Bullying Employee Training Programs,” where she will address innovative and effective strategies to combat discrimination, harassment and retaliation in the workplace, and Tiseme will participate in a discussion on “Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the Workplace,” where she will explore the many uses of these technologies, including their effectiveness in hiring, training and assessing performance. [Read more…]

Elizabeth Cabraser and Katherine Benson to Speak at NCLC Consumer Rights Litigation Conference & Class Action Symposium

Elizabeth Cabraser and Katherine Benson to Speak at NCLC Consumer Rights Litigation Conference & Class Action Symposium

Lieff Cabraser partners Elizabeth Cabraser and Katherine Lubin Benson will be speaking at the 2020 National Consumer Law Center’s (NCLC) Consumer Rights Litigation Conference and Class Action Symposium taking place virtually November 9-20, 2020. [Read more…]

U.S. News & Best Lawyers Honors Lieff Cabraser in 2021 Edition of ‘Best Law Firms’

U.S. News & Best Lawyers Honors Lieff Cabraser in 2021 Edition of ‘Best Law Firms’

U.S. News & Best Lawyers has announced its “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2021. The listings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that “includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in the field, and review of additional information provided by law firms.” [Read more…]

Elizabeth Cabraser and Lexi Hazam Named 2020 Top Women California Lawyers by Daily Journal

Elizabeth Cabraser and Lexi Hazam Named 2020 Top Women California Lawyers by Daily Journal

The Daily Journal has published its annual listing of Top Women Lawyers in California, which includes a 13th-time selection for Lieff Cabraser founding partner Elizabeth J. Cabraser and first-time kudos for Lieff Cabraser partner Lexi J. Hazam. The Top Women Lawyers award recognizes exemplary female attorney trailblazers and changemakers doing cutting-edge legal work in their field. [Read more…]

National Law Journal Names Richard M. Heimann and Annika K. Martin 2020 “Litigation Trailblazers”

National Law Journal Names Richard M. Heimann and Annika K. Martin 2020 “Litigation Trailblazers”

The National Law Journal (subscription) has named its 2020 Litigation Trailblazers, a list that includes Lieff Cabraser partners Richard M. Heimann and Annika K. Martin. The award recognizes 35 lawyers who “have taken extra measures to contribute to positive outcomes, and who are truly agents of change.” [Read more…]