Berkeley Law and Legal Aid at Work Launch 2020 Elizabeth J. Cabraser Summer (Remote) Speaker Series: “Employment Law in the COVID Era”

As part of their 2020 Elizabeth J. Cabraser Summer (Remote) Speaker Series, Berkeley Law and local Bay Area nonprofit Legal Aid at Work will present “Being a Lawyer in Pandemic Times: Perspectives From the Field – Employment Law in the COVID Era,” a webinar featuring Lieff Cabraser partner Yaman Salahi, Staff Attorney DeCarol Davis from

2020-05-29T11:25:44+00:00May 29th, 2020|Firm News|

New York Votes to Extend Child Victims Act ‘Look-Back’ Window for Reporting Sexual Abuse

The New York State Legislature has approved a bill extending the Child Victims Act that gives survivors of childhood sexual abuse more time to bring lawsuits for allegations that occurred even decades ago. As reported by Law.com (subscription), on Wednesday, lawmakers in the state voted to extend the legal “look-back” window by an extra year, officially

2020-05-28T15:04:38+00:00May 28th, 2020|Personal Injury, Sexual Abuse|

Duke and UNC Accused of Unlawful “No-Poach” Agreement in Class Action Lawsuit

This case on behalf of non-medical faculty follows Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP’s successful similar action against Duke on behalf of medical faculty that led to a $54.5 million settlement in 2019. May 27, 2020, Durham, North Carolina—(BUSINESSWIRE)—Lieff Cabraser, Edelstein & Payne, and Elliot Morgan Parsonage announce the filing of a class action labor

2020-05-27T10:42:47+00:00May 27th, 2020|Antitrust, Employment Law|

Mark Chalos Talks To The Tennessean’s David Plazas About Fair Trials, The Law, and COVID-19 Insurance Claim Problems

Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos recently spoke with The Tennessean’s Opinion Editor, David Plazas, in a wide-ranging conversation about law, society, and the impact of COVID-19 on the American justice system. Topics included how the pandemic is affecting the courts’ ability to carry out fair trials, and how the denial of coronavirus business interruption

2020-05-26T16:19:00+00:00May 26th, 2020|Firm News|

Lieff Cabraser Partner Annika K. Martin Appointed Interim Co-Class Counsel for Plaintiffs in U of M / Anderson Sexual Abuse Class Action

On May 26, 2020, Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin was appointed to serve as Plaintiffs’ Interim Co-Class Counsel in the sexual abuse litigation against the University of Michigan and Dr. Robert E. Anderson pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The lawsuit, brought on behalf of former student-patients, alleges

2020-05-26T12:08:37+00:00May 26th, 2020|Sexual Abuse|

Jonathan Selbin Named a “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar” by Law360

Lieff Cabraser partner Jonathan D. Selbin has been selected by Law360 as a “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar” for 2020. The publication named 10 plaintiffs’ attorneys who have “won landmark victories in high-profile class-action lawsuits on behalf of clients across the country,” a list that includes Jonathan, who achieved a multi-year string of success in cases for improper phone

2020-05-26T11:48:20+00:00May 26th, 2020|Awards, Firm News|

Johnson & Johnson To Stop Selling Talc-Containing Baby Powder in U.S. & Canada

As reported by The Wall Street Journal, health-products giant Johnson & Johnson has announced that it will discontinue the sale of its talc-containing Johnson’s Baby Powder in the U.S. and Canada, citing lowered sales in the wake of widespread litigation over alleged links between the powder and ovarian cancer in women who used the product for

2020-05-19T16:34:33+00:00May 19th, 2020|Personal Injury|

Lieff Cabraser and Alexandra Foote File Lawsuit Against Berkley North Pacific Group for Denial of Beast Business Insurance Claims

Federal class action filed in Oregon on behalf of James Beard award-winning chef Naomi Pomeroy’s celebrated Portland restaurant alleges breach of contract and unfair trade practices May 12, 2020, Portland, Oregon–(BUSINESSWIRE)–Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP and the Law Office of Alexandra Foote, and the Portland, Oregon firm Stoll Berne announce the filing of a

2020-05-13T08:00:34+00:00May 13th, 2020|Consumer Fraud|

Judge Grants Class Certification in Allergan Antitrust Litigation

As reported by Law360 (subscription), a New York federal judge has granted class certification in an antitrust lawsuit wherein Lieff Cabraser and co-counsel represent a group of pharmaceutical purchasers, union benefit plans, and other buyers of Allergan’s blockbuster dry-eye disease drug Restasis. The sweeping litigation accuses the drugmaker of misconduct intended to illegally limit competition

2020-05-07T12:25:56+00:00May 7th, 2020|Antitrust|