Belviq (Lorcaserin) Appetite Suppressant – Patients Report Dangerous and Disturbing Drug Injuries

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Patients across the U.S. have been reporting hidden and dangerous side effects in the 2012-era Japanese appetite suppressant Belviq (Lorcaserin). As obesity remains a public health crisis in the U.S., many Americans struggle daily in an effort to lose weight. From 2012 onward, Belviq was introduced in the United States promising meaningful weight loss, and many people began taking the drug. However, had patients known the true and hidden danger of Belviq, they would likely have reconsidered their decisions and avoided Belviq. [Read more…]

If You Owned or Leased a GM Vehicle Subject to 2014 Recalls, You May Have Rights and Choices in Proposed Settlement

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A proposed class settlement of economic loss claims by persons who owned or leased certain GM vehicles that were recalled in 2014 has been submitted for approval to the federal district court. The recalls involved the ignition system, key rotation, electronic power steering and/or side airbag wiring. Plaintiffs claim that consumers overpaid when they bought or leased these vehicles. General Motors LLC (“New GM”), the Motors Liquidation Company GUC Trust (“the GUC Trust”), and the Motors Liquidation Company Avoidance Action Trust (“the AAT”) deny these allegations. Plaintiffs, the GUC Trust, New GM and the AAT have agreed to a settlement to avoid the risk and cost of further litigation. [Read more…]

Google Gender Discrimination Plaintiffs Seek to Certify Class of 11,000 Former Female Employees

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As reported by Law360 (subscription), on July 22, 2020 in California superior court, Lieff Cabraser and co-counsel Altshuler Berzon moved to certify a class of nearly 11,000 former female Google workers who allege the tech giant engaged in systemic and pervasive pay and promotion discrimination against its female employees in California, at times paying women thousands of dollars less than their male counterparts. [Read more…]

Daily Journal Recognizes Kelly Dermody & Anne Shaver as Top Labor & Employment Lawyers for 2020

Daily Journal Recognizes Kelly Dermody & Anne Shaver as Top Labor & Employment Lawyers for 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Daily Journal (subscription) has named Lieff Cabraser partners Kelly M. Dermody and Anne B. Shaver as Top Labor & Employment Lawyers for 2020. This is Anne’s third time receiving the award, while Kelly joins the list for the eighth time since 2011. [Read more…]

Voting Rights Advocates Challenge Unsafe and Unequal Elections in Texas during a Pandemic 

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Complaint Filed on behalf of Mi Familia Vota, the Texas NAACP, and individual Texas voters seeks to ensure that Texas in-person voters will be able to cast their votes safely.

SAN ANTONIO, TX (July 15, 2020) – Today, Mi Familia Vota, the Texas NAACP, and individual Texas voters filed a lawsuit in federal court in Texas challenging Texas’s in-person election practices, which are unsafe, high risk, and unequal during the COVID-19 pandemic. Free Speech For People, the law firm of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, and the law firm of Lyons & Lyons represent the plaintiffs in this case. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos & Kenny Byrd Re-Elected to Leadership Roles in the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association for 2020-2021

Mark Chalos & Kenny Byrd Re-Elected to Leadership Roles in the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association for 2020-2021

We are pleased to announce that Lieff Cabraser partners Mark P. Chalos and Kenneth S. Byrd have been re-elected to continue in leadership roles in the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) for the 2020-2021 year. Mark will repeat his position as TTLA Vice President, after earlier serving as Treasurer and Secretary, and Kenny was re-elected to the TTLA Board of Governors. [Read more…]

Bridge Magazine: “University of Michigan is poorly serving sexual abuse survivors”

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Bridge Magazine has published a powerful opinion piece, written by California Western School of Law Professor Nancy Chi Cantalupo, examining the private claims resolution program the University of Michigan has established for survivors of the late Dr. Robert E. Anderson, a former UM physician accused of sexually assaulting hundreds of former students. [Read more…]

Supreme Court Upholds Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s Robocall Ban

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Abusive and harassing robocalls and texts remain against the law, and consumers continue to have remedies available when they receive such unwanted communications

As reported by Law360, on July 6, 2020, The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision upholding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s sweeping ban on unsolicited and harassing autodialed and prerecorded telemarketing calls and text messages made to consumers without their consent. [Read more…]

Plaintiffs Seek Release of DirecTV Customer Contact Info Sealed in Earlier Improper Texting Lawsuit

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Thousands of known DirecTV customers who received illegal texts will lose their right to arbitrate their privacy claims

Lieff Cabraser and Co-Counsel have requested the district court for permission to contact nearly 9,100 known DIRECTV customers who were plaintiffs’ in a 2015 Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) class action lawsuit against the satellite TV giant to notify them that in the wake of the class action suit, they may now bring individual privacy violation claims against DIRECTV under the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA). [Read more…]

2015, 2017, 2018 Northern California Fire Victims Trust Now Fully Funded – July 1st, 2020

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The PG&E Fire Victim Trust announced today that it has been funded effective today. The Trust received the Fire Victim Trust settlement proceeds from PG&E which includes 476,995,175 shares of PG&E Common Stock and the first installment of cash funding of $5.385 billion ($5.4 billion reduced by previous court-ordered advances of $15 million) in accordance with PG&E’s Plan of Reorganization. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser and Co-Counsel File Nationwide Class Action Breach of Contract Lawsuit on Behalf of Six Prominent Nashville Restaurants Against Erie Insurance Exchange Over Refusal to Pay Business Insurance Claims

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July 1, 2020, Nashville, Tennessee—Lieff Cabraser, The Higgins Firm, and the Law Office of Alexandra Foote have filed a federal nationwide class action lawsuit against Erie Insurance Exchange on behalf of six Nashville-area restaurants and bars accusing the insurance carrier of breach of contract in its failure to pay valid business interruption insurance claims. This is the first such federal class action filed in Nashville. [Read more…]