Brendan Glackin and Dean Harvey Named “Top 2020 Antitrust Lawyers in California”

Brendan Glackin and Dean Harvey Named “Top 2020 Antitrust Lawyers in California”

The Daily Journal (subscription) has named its Top Antitrust Lawyers in California, a list that includes Lieff Cabraser partners Brendan P. Glackin and Dean M. Harvey. Brendan and Dean are featured in the Daily Journal’s “2020 Top Antitrust Lawyers in California” special edition, which discusses their past successes and ongoing case work in individual profiles. [Read more…]

Judge Orders Univ. President Mark Schlissel To Attend Next Court Conference in U of M / Dr. Robert Anderson Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

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Article features commentary from Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin, who represents the plaintiffs in the case

As reported by The Detroit News, on June 24, 2020, U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts of the Eastern District of Michigan ordered University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel to appear at the next virtual status conference regarding multiple lawsuits against the university relating to the conduct of the late Dr. Robert E. Anderson, a former UM doctor and athletics program physician accused of sexually assaulting hundreds of former student-patients. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser & Co-Counsel File First Class Action Covid-19 Injury Lawsuit Against Holland America Line and Carnival Corporation

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First class action brought on behalf of MS Zaandam cruise ship passengers is latest in a series of similar negligence and breach of contract lawsuits filed by Lieff Cabraser and co-counsel relating to Coronavirus-related infection and deaths

The law firms Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP, Tousley Brain Stephens PLLC and Barrett Johnston Martin & Garrison, LLC have filed a federal class action injury lawsuit against Holland America and Carnival Corporation on behalf of cruise ship passengers who traveled on the MS Zaandam in March 2020 and were negligently exposed to Covid-19. The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. [Read more…]

Dean Harvey Discusses Competition in Employment Practices at ABA Antitrust Law Section Teleconference

Dean Harvey Discusses Competition in Employment Practices at ABA Antitrust Law Section Teleconference

On May 22, 2018, Lieff Cabraser partner Dean M. Harvey discussed competition and antitrust in employment practices at the American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section’s “Tech-Savvy and Talented: Competition in Employment Practices,” teleconference. [Read more…]

Missouri Judge Upholds $2 Billion In Damages Against Johnson & Johnson in Talc Class Action Lawsuit

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As reported by The New York Times, an appellate court in Missouri has upheld over $2 billion in damages against health-products giant Johnson & Johnson, finding that the company was aware of asbestos contamination in its talc for at least 50 years but did not warn consumers. The judge did reduce the verdict from $4.7 billion to $2.1 billion, but refused to eliminate the punitive damages after the evidence at trial showed that Johnson & Johnson’s conduct was “outrageous because of evil motive or reckless indifference.” [Read more…]

Judge To Ban University of Michigan From Contacting Potential Victims in U of M / Dr. Robert Anderson Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

University of Michigan / Dr. Robert Anderson

As reported by The Detroit News, on June 23, 2020, U.S. District Court Judge Victoria Roberts of the Eastern District of Michigan said she will issue an order barring the University of Michigan from contacting any more potential victims of the late Dr. Robert E. Anderson, a former UM doctor and athletics program physician accused of sexual assault by hundreds of former student-patients. [Read more…]

Northern California Wildfire Lawsuits Update: Bankruptcy Court Approves PG&E Chapter 11 Reorganization Plan

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A U.S. bankruptcy judge has approved Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s $59 billion reorganization plan, resolving a turbulent bankruptcy that started when the nation’s largest utility sparked a series of wildfires that killed more than 100 people, leveled entire California communities, and led it to plead guilty to over 80 separate counts of involuntary manslaughter. As reported by Reuters, the federal bankruptcy court granted final approval to a proposed Chapter 11 reorganization plan for PG&E that will cover damages related to its negligence in the deadly 2018 Northern California Camp Fire. [Read more…]

21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge: LCHB’s Work Spreading Across the Legal Community

There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now. - James Baldwin

In February of 2020, Lieff Cabraser’s Employment Practice Group embarked on the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge founded by diversity expert, Eddie Moore, Jr.  This project invites participants to develop their own syllabus of 21 short assignments (essays, podcasts, videos, etc.) to enhance their depth of understanding around the intersections of power, privilege, supremacy, equity, and race. Lieff Cabraser’s team developed and curated their syllabus to focus on the experiences of Black Americans, with the understanding that any 21-day project would necessarily only touch the surface of community experiences and opinions, and also would not be a substitute for learning about the separate histories, joys, and challenges of other communities of color. After completing the project, the Group was excited to share the syllabus firm-wide as an optional tool for all of Lieff Cabraser to expand awareness, compassion, and active engagement in the quest for racial equity. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos to Discuss “COVID19 Litigation – Protecting Our Communities & Holding Wrongdoers Accountable” at Annual TTLA Convention

Mark Chalos to Discuss “COVID19 Litigation – Protecting Our Communities & Holding Wrongdoers Accountable” at Annual TTLA Convention

Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos will be speaking at the upcoming Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) 2020 Annual Convention, “May the Force be With You,” taking place online from June 17-19, 2020. Mark will discuss “COVID19 Litigation – Protecting Our Communities & Holding Wrongdoers Accountable” from 1:00-1:30pm on Thursday, June 18th. [Read more…]

Supreme Court Rules Workplace Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Transgender Status is Unlawful

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Today, the Supreme Court ruled that workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and transgender status is unlawful. Altitude Express Inc. v. Zarda, No. 17-1623, Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, No. 17-1618, and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, No. 18-107 ___ S.Ct. ___, 2020 WL 3146686 (June 15, 2020). The Supreme Court stated that “[a]n employer who fires an individual for being homosexual or transgender fires that person for traits or actions it would not have questioned in members of a different sex. Sex plays a necessary and undisguisable role in the decision, exactly what Title VII forbids.” [Read more…]

FOX40 News Talks to Mark Chalos About Lieff Cabraser’s Lawsuit Against Carnival & Princess Cruise Lines for Negligent Mishandling of COVID-19 Virus Outbreak on Cruise Ships

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As alleged in a new lawsuit filed by Lieff Cabraser on behalf of over 2,800 passengers who traveled onboard Carnival & Princess Cruise Lines Grand Princess cruise from San Francisco to Mexico in February 2020, Carnival and Princess knowingly allowed potentially infected individuals on the Mexico cruise to share confined space with other passengers, casually and callously exposing all passengers to serious illness from COVID-19. At least 100 of the passengers have tested positive for COVID-19, and two died after disembarking. FOX40-TV Sacramento features a report on the lawsuit, including an interview with Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos, a lead attorney on the case. [Read more…]

California Family Joins Class Action Lawsuit Against Carnival and Princess Cruise Lines Over Coronavirus Exposures on Mexico Grand Princess Cruise

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Article includes commentary from Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos, who represents the plaintiffs in the case

As reported by FOX News, a California family has joined a federal class action lawsuit filed on behalf of the more than 2,800 passengers who were negligently exposed to COVID-19 on the Princess Cruise Lines Grand Princess cruise from San Francisco to Mexico in February of 2020. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos Testifies at Tennessee Senate Judiciary Hearing on Proposed COVID Liability Protections Bill

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As reported by The Nashville Post (subscription), both the Tennessee House and Senate judiciary committees advanced bills Tuesday, drafted with the help of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other business groups, intended to protect businesses, schools and other organizations from coronavirus-related litigation. [Read more…]

Deposition of Key Witness in the University of Michigan / Dr. Robert Anderson Decades-Long Sexual Abuse Class Action Will Go Forward

University of Michigan / Dr. Robert Anderson

As reported by the Detroit News, lawyers will be allowed to depose a key witness as part of the lawsuits against the University of Michigan involving literally decades of alleged sexual abuse by the late Dr. Robert E. Anderson. In a ruling made June 10th, U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts ordered that Thomas Easthope be deposed in July for trial preservation in the lawsuits against UM and the Board of Regents linked to Anderson – the former head of University Health Service and team physician for the UM Athletic Department from 1968-2003.

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Robert J. Nelson and Naomi Pomeroy Discuss Business Interruption Insurance Claim Denial and Litigation on Heritage Radio Network Snacky Tunes Podcast

Restaurant Justice, Wrongful Insurance Denial Cases

As part of their continuing series of conversations on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the restaurant industry, Heritage Radio Network’s weekly food news podcast “Snacky Tunes” spoke with award-winning chef/owner of Portland’s Beast and Expatriate Naomi Pomeroy and national plaintiffs’ lawyer and Lieff Cabraser partner Robert J. Nelson. Together, the two are helping lead the charge on #JUSTICEFORRESTAURANTS, a series of lawsuits filed against insurers that are denying restaurants’ insurance claims for interrupted business relief related to the shelter in place orders associated with the Coronavirus pandemic. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser & Co-Counsel File First Class Action Lawsuit Against Carnival & Princess Cruise Lines Over Coronavirus Exposures on Mexico Grand Princess Cruise

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More than 2,000 passengers affected; lawsuit follows similar April 2020 class action against Carnival/Princess over February Hawaii Cruise

The law firms Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, Mary Alexander & Associates, and Nelson & Fraenkel, LLP have filed the first class action lawsuit on behalf of the more than 2,800 passengers negligently exposed to COVID-19 on the Princess Cruise Lines Grand Princess cruise from San Francisco to Mexico from February 11, 2020 through February 21, 2020. The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. [Read more…]

Law360 Profiles “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar” Jonathan Selbin

Law360 Profiles “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar” Jonathan Selbin

Law360 has published an in-depth profile on Lieff Cabraser partner Jonathan D. Selbinnamed a 2020 “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar.” The award recognizes lawyers who “not only excel in the courtroom in large-scale litigation, but also take on leadership roles at their firms.” [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser & Mary Alexander File Class Action Against Carnival and Princess Cruise Lines in Los Angeles Federal Court Alleging Extreme Negligence

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Lieff Cabraser and Mary Alexander announce the filing of a class action lawsuit in Federal Court in L.A. against Carnival and Princess Cruise Lines alleging that these companies negligently spread the COVID-19 pandemic among their own passengers and crew. More than 60 individuals who were passengers aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship in February 2020 filed the lawsuit alleging gross negligence on the part of both cruise lines in the handling of passenger health and safety during the coronavirus outbreak. [Read more…]