Lieff Cabraser & Law Office of Alexandra Foote File COVID-19 Breach of Contract Lawsuit on Behalf of Premier California Restaurant Group Against Farmers Group and Mid-Century Insurance for Nonpayment of Claims

Lawsuit filed by Coi and Alta Adams restaurants to be joined by subsequent high-profile restaurant suits seeking damages from insurers for interruption of business claims arising from COVID-19 shutdowns April 30, 2020, San Francisco–(BUSINESSWIRE)– Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, has filed a lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court against Farmers’ Group and Mid-Century Insurance

2020-04-30T12:40:20+00:00April 30th, 2020|Consumer Fraud|

Aaron’s Reaches $2.2M Settlement With Consumers in TCPA Autodialer Litigation

A proposed settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against rent-to-own retailer Aaron’s Inc. As reported by Law360 (subscription), the lawsuit alleges that the furniture and electronics dealer violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) by using an automatic telephone dialing system and prerecorded voice to initiate calls to non-customer consumers.

2020-04-30T09:08:20+00:00April 30th, 2020|Consumer Fraud|

Dean Harvey and Yaman Salahi Co-Author ABA Antitrust Law Section Comments to the FTC Workshop on “Non-Competes in the Workplace: Examining Antitrust and Consumer Protection Issues”

The American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law recently submitted comments to the Federal Trade Commission in connection with the January 2020 FTC workshop on “Non-Competes in the Workplace: Examining Antitrust and Consumer Protection Issues.” In section two of the submission, Lieff Cabraser partners Dean M. Harvey and Yaman Salahi provide detailed commentary on the

2020-04-27T17:37:24+00:00April 27th, 2020|Antitrust, Employment Law|

Judge Gives Preliminary Approval to $120M Settlement Deal For Drivers in GM Ignition Switch Defect and Injury Litigation

As reported by Law360 (subscription), U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman has issued an order granting preliminary approval to a $120 million settlement deal reached by plaintiff drivers with General Motors over vehicles that lost value from faulty ignition switches, finding that the deal is fair and that he will “likely be able to grant final approval.”

2020-04-27T12:30:38+00:00April 27th, 2020|Car Accidents & Recalls|

Judge Allows Workers’ Claims To Proceed In McDonalds “No-Poach” Employee Antitrust Case

As reported by Law360 (subscription), an Illinois federal judge has denied McDonald’s attempt to dismiss the lawsuit alleging the fast food giant illegally limits employee pay and mobility between its franchises in violation of U.S. antitrust laws. The lawsuit advances claims that McDonald’s practices violated the antitrust laws relating to employment, artificially depressing workers’ wages

2020-04-27T11:53:40+00:00April 27th, 2020|Antitrust, Employment Law|

Companies Denied Business Interruption Insurance Claims Due to COVID-19 Outbreak Battle The Insurance Industry

The Washington Post reports that as mandatory isolation orders have caused the shutdown of businesses across the nation, a multibillion-dollar deadlock has arisen between the nation’s leading insurers and the companies that purchase their business interruption insurance policies. The heated battle between the groups hinges on the question of whether insurance providers should have to

2020-04-24T12:05:27+00:00April 24th, 2020|Consumer Fraud|

Largest Group of Class Actions Filed Over COVID-19 Outbreak Likely To Come From Employees

As economic uncertainty and unemployment concerns rise, lawyers in the class action bar are predicting the largest group of lawsuits to be filed over the Covid-19 outbreak will likely come from employees, over illegal conduct including denied wages, discrimination in layoffs, and unsafe working conditions, as well as potential labor antitrust cases relating to collusion

2020-04-17T10:58:36+00:00April 17th, 2020|Employment Law|

Carnival Cruise Execs Knew Early About Coronavirus Problem But Chose to “Keep Party Going”

As reported by Bloomberg Businessweek, more than 1,500 passengers on Carnival’s cruise ship lines have been diagnosed with Covid-19 since the outbreak of the Corona virus pandemic, and at least several dozen have died from the illness. Information has emerged revealing that Carnival cruise ship execs knew earlier than most just how bad the coronavirus

2020-04-16T13:10:59+00:00April 16th, 2020|Personal Injury|

Lieff Cabraser Announces That Plaintiffs Substantially Defeat Motion to Dismiss California Bail Bonds Antitrust Litigation

First-of-its-kind class action antitrust case brought by Lieff Cabraser and Justice Catalyst Law, Public Counsel, the National Consumer Law Center, and Towards Justice alleging that insurance companies in California conspired to unlawfully inflate California bail bond premiums will move forward to discovery and trial On April 13, 2020, Judge Jon S. Tigar of the U.S.

2020-04-14T13:19:31+00:00April 14th, 2020|Antitrust|