Mark Chalos Talks to Education Week About the Role School Districts Will Play in Fraud and Injury Litigation Against JUUL

Mark Chalos Talks to Education Week About the Role School Districts Will Play in Fraud and Injury Litigation Against JUUL

Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos spoke recently with Education Week for the article “School Districts Are Suing JUUL Over Youth Vaping. Do They Stand a Chance?” on the role districts will play in the huge wave of litigation against e-cigarette manufacturer, Juul. For their part, school districts seek to recover the costs of smoking prevention programs, counseling, and treatment for addicted students – the same students JUUL allegedly targeted with their fraudulent and predatory vaping ad campaigns. [Read more…]

Elizabeth Cabraser, Paulina do Amaral, and Annika K. Martin to Serve as Faculty in Upcoming March 2020 Duke University Mass Tort MDL Certificate Program

Elizabeth Cabraser, Paulina do Amaral, and Annika K. Martin to Serve as Faculty in March 2020 Duke University Mass Tort MDL Certificate Program

The Duke Law School Bolch Judicial Institute is holding its intensive 3-day mass-tort MDL instructional program beginning, Wednesday, March 11-13, 2020. Faculty will include two Duke Law professors, six experienced MDL judges, and 25 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…]

Judge in USC Tyndall Sex Abuse Gender Violence Case Grants Final Approval to Landmark $215M Settlement for Ex-Gynecologist’s Student Patients

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As reported by Law360 (subscription), on February 26, 2020, Judge Stephen V. Wilson of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California issued an order granting final approval to the $215 million settlement between USC and a class of thousands of women who claim they were sexually abused by university doctor George Tyndall between 1989 and 2016. [Read more…]

NBC News Nashville Reports on Lieff Cabraser’s Lawsuit Against Evenflo Company Fraudulent Marketing of Dangerous Child Car Seats

Lawsuit filed over Evenflo Big Kid Booster Seat Safety

As alleged in a new lawsuit filed by Lieff Cabraser on behalf of parents who purchased Evenflo’s Big Kid Booster car seats, Evenflo has known since 2012 or earlier that its Big Kid Booster Seat is not safe for children weighing less than forty pounds. The booster seat also does not appreciably reduce the risk of serious injury or death from side-impacts or collisions. NBC-TV Nashville featured a report on the new lawsuit, including an interview with Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos, lead attorney on the case. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Announces Settlement of Knorr and Wabtec Employee No-Poach Antitrust Lawsuit

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Proposed settlements with world’s dominant railway equipment suppliers will provide $48.95 million for employees who alleged their compensation was adversely impacted by an agreement between Knorr and Wabtec not to poach each other’s employees

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP and Fine, Kaplan and Black, R.P.C. announce a total of $48.95 million in settlements to resolve antitrust claims of a class of approximately 8,396 employees of Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation and certain subsidiaries (“Wabtec”) and Knorr-Bremse AG and certain subsidiaries (“Knorr”). Knorr has agreed to pay $12 million, and Wabtec has agreed to pay $36.95 million. [Read more…]

New York Gynecologist Robert Hadden, Who Evaded Prison in Controversial 2016 Sex-Crime Plea, Now Faces New Allegations

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Lieff Cabraser partner Wendy R. Fleishman represents one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuits against Dr. Hadden

The New York Times reports that the Manhattan district attorney’s office has announced that it has opened an investigation into new allegations of abuse against NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital gynecologist Robert A. Hadden. The announcement came just a month after the wife of a former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate publicly declared that she, too, was one of Hadden’s victims and amid calls from elected officials and women’s rights groups for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. to resign over his handling of previous cases against Hadden. [Read more…]

Michelle Lamy To Be a Featured Panelist at Upcoming Stanford Law School “Women in Plaintiffs’ Law” Event

Michelle Lamy Stanford Law Event

Lieff Cabraser attorney Michelle Lamy will be participating in a panel discussion this Wednesday, February 26th, from 12:45-2:00 p.m. at Stanford Law School focusing on “Women in Plaintiffs’ Law.” The event will feature women who practice plaintiffs’ law and work at a variety of private and public interest firms around the Bay Area who will speak about their experiences as plaintiffs’ attorneys. [Read more…]

Ninth Circuit Court Upholds Ruling Keeping AT&T Internet Throttling Suit in Court and Out of Private Arbitration

Ninth Circuit Court Upholds Ruling Keeping AT&T Internet Throttling Suit in Court and Out of Private Arbitration

As reported by Law360 (subscription), late on February 20, 2020, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ruling that blocked AT&T from contesting a decision banning the company from forcing customers into private arbitration over claims AT&T falsely advertised unlimited cellphone data plans. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser and Co-Counsel Announce Filing of Class Action Lawsuit Against Evenflo for Fraud and Deceptive Marketing of Dangerous Child Car Seats

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Lawsuit alleges Evenflo’s “Big Kid Booster” car seats were aggressively marketed and sold throughout the U.S. as safe and tested even though the company’s own internal tests showed they provided little to no side-impact protection

February 21, 2020, New York—(Businesswire)—The national plaintiffs’ law firm of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, along with Kozonis & Klinger, Ltd. and Andrus Wagstaff, PC, announce the filing of a federal fraud and deceptive marketing class action lawsuit in the District of Massachusetts on behalf of a class of plaintiffs who purchased Evenflo’s Big Kid Booster car seats. The complaint alleges that the widely and aggressively marketed seats are unsuitable and unsafe for smaller children and do not significantly reduce accident injury risks. The lawsuit seeks to put an end to Evenflo’s improper marketing and sales tactics that put profits above the safety of American children. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Partners Sarah London and Robert Nelson to Speak at 2020 Consumer Attorneys of California Seminar in Sonoma

Lieff Cabraser Partners Sarah London and Robert Nelson to Speak at 2020 Consumer Attorneys of California Seminar in Sonoma

Lieff Cabraser partners Sarah R. London and Robert J. Nelson will be speaking at the 2020 Consumer Attorneys of California Sonoma Travel Seminar on Friday March 13th, 2020. Sarah will be featured on the panel “Trial Skills Quick Hits,” where she will speak on the multidistrict Juul injury and marketing fraud litigation, and Robert will be featured on the panel, “Arbitration – Strategies for Keeping Yourself Out and Winning If You’re Stuck In It,” where he will discuss “Avoiding Arbitration in the Class Action Setting.” [Read more…]

SIX Investor Alert: April 13, 2020 Filing Deadline in Class Action – Contact Lieff Cabraser

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (February 20, 2020) – The law firm of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP announces that class action litigation has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased shares of the common stock of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (“Six Flags” or the “Company”) (NYSE: SIX) between April 25, 2018 and January 9, 2020, inclusive (the “Class Period”). [Read more…]

Duke Law mourns Francis McGovern, preeminent expert in ADR, resolving mass tort claims

Francis McGovern

Remembered as a beloved friend and colleague, McGovern was renowned for finding innovative solutions to seemingly intractable problems

The Duke Law community is mourning the passing of Professor Francis E. McGovern, who died on Feb. 14 following a fall at his home in Marin County, Calif. McGovern was renowned for his expertise in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and his innovative work as a special master and mediator overseeing or advising on the management and settlement of mass tort claims. He is remembered by his colleagues as a cherished friend. [Read more…]

USC Gynecologist Sexual Abuse Class Action Settlement Receives Final Approval

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On February 19, 2020, Judge Stephen V. Wilson of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California granted final approval to the $215 million settlement between USC and a class of thousands of women who claim they were sexually abused by university doctor George Tyndall between 1989 and 2016. Judge Wilson further ordered the parties to submit a proposed final approval order and judgment. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Partner Jonathan Selbin Profiled in Modern Counsel

Lieff Cabraser Partner Jonathan Selbin Profiled in Modern Counsel

Modern Counsel has profiled Lieff Cabraser partner Jonathan D. Selbin in a piece entitled, “Jonathan Selbin Levels the Playing Field.” The profile highlights Jonathan’s long legacy of fighting for equal rights, a legacy he says was passed down from his parents who engaged heavily in civil rights work in the 1950’s and 1960’s and in Vietnam War protests in the 1960’s and 1970’s. As Jonathan explains, it was their activism that instilled in him the idea that staying neutral was tantamount to siding with the oppressors. [Read more…]

Department of Justice Announces Former Generic Pharmaceutical Executive Pleads Guilty for Role in Criminal Antitrust Conspiracy

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Kellum is Fourth Executive to Be Charged in Ongoing Investigation

A former senior executive pleaded guilty today for his role in a conspiracy to fix prices, rig bids, and allocate customers for generic drugs, the Department of Justice has announced. According to court documents, from at least March 2013 until at least June 2015, Hector Armando Kellum, a former senior executive at a generic pharmaceutical company based in New Jersey, conspired to fix prices, rig bids, and allocate customers for generic drugs. [Read more…]

Sarah London Appointed to Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in Gilead HIV Drug Kidney & Bone Injuries Litigation

Sarah London Appointed to Plaintiffs' Executive Committee in Gilead HIV Drug Kidney & Bone Injuries Litigation

On February 5, 2020, Judge Andrew Y.S. Cheng of the Superior Court for the County of San Francisco issued an order appointing Lieff Cabraser partner Sarah R. London  to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the Gilead HIV Drug Kidney & Bone Injuries Litigation. Sarah will lead the litigation on behalf of patients across California who allege they suffered kidney and bone injuries from HIV drugs made and distributed by pharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences, Inc. [Read more…]

Geron Investor A­­lert:  March 23, 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 shares of the common stock of Geron Corporation (“Geron” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: GERN) between March 19, 2018 and September 26, 2018, inclusive (the “Class Period”). [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Files California Wrongful Death Case Against Alkermes Over Vivitrol Opioid Dependence Drug

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Lawsuit alleges defects and fraudulent misrepresentation of Vivitrol/Naltrexone Led to overdose death of 26-year-old Clayton Stafford after two years of Vivitrol use

February 4, 2020—(LOS ANGELES)—Lieff Cabraser has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against biopharmaceutical manufacturer Alkermes, Inc. on behalf of the family of California resident Clayton Stafford relating to Clayton’s mandated prescription use of Vivitrol that led to a tragic and preventable opioid overdose in February 2018. The lawsuit alleges that Clayton, his parents, his rehabilitation counselors, and healthcare providers were misled into believing that Vivitrol would be an appropriate solution for the treatment of his opioid addiction, and that if defendants properly marketed and warned about the limitations of Vivitrol, Clayton would not have used the drug that led to his death. [Read more…]

Mohawk Shareholder Alert:  March 3, 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 shares of the common stock of Mohawk Industries, Inc. (“Mohawk” or the “Company”) (NYSE: MHK) between April 28, 2017 and July 25, 2019, inclusive (the “Class Period”). [Read more…]

Daniel Chiplock Co-Authors Piece in Support of the SEC’s Continued Use of Disgorgement for the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance

Daniel Chiplock Co-Writes Essay in Support of SEC Disgorgement Power

Lieff Cabraser partner Daniel P. Chiplock, along with Tyler Gellasch of the Healthy Markets Association and Andy Green of the Center for American Progress, wrote a piece published by the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance in support of the Securities & Exchange Commission’s continued ability to compel disgorgement as a remedy in financial fraud cases. The Supreme Court is set to hear oral argument in March on whether the SEC may continue seeking disgorgement,  compelling giving-up of all ill-gotten gains—in civil enforcement proceedings. [Read more…]