Federal Judge Certifies Class, Orders Trump Administration to Stop Denying Pandemic Relief Funds to Incarcerated Persons

[CLICK HERE FOR THE OCTOBER 14, 2020 UPDATE] On September 24, 2020, Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued an Order certifying a nationwide class of people incarcerated in state and federal prisons, and granting the plaintiffs’ motion for preliminary injunction requiring the U.S. Department of

2020-09-24T21:16:44+00:00September 24th, 2020|Firm News, Public Good|

NCAA Continues to Claim it has No Legal Responsibility to Protect Student-Athletes from Sexual Abuse

NCAA court filing with State Supreme Court echoes earlier argument made in U.S. District Court that the organization does not ‘owe’ student-athletes protection from sexual abuse and harassment As reported in The Orange County Register, the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) has filed a brief in support of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee in

2020-09-23T15:47:02+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Sexual Abuse|

SoCal Edison Utility Equipment May Be Source of Massive San Gabriel Mountains Bobcat Fire

As one of the largest fires in Los Angeles County history reaches 38% containment, Federal investigators are examining evidence provided by SoCal Edison relating to a power transmission facility in the area where the Bobcat Fire started over two weeks ago. According to the utility, SCE equipment near the reported start of the fire, close

2020-09-23T14:21:15+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Fires & Burn Injuries|

Lieff Cabraser Senior Paralegal Florencia Cudos Named KIND 2020 Advocate of the Year

Non-profit advocacy group Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) has named Lieff Cabraser Senior Paralegal Florencia Cudos its 2020 “Advocate of the Year” for her volunteer work with undocumented, unaccompanied minors. KIND highlighted Florencia’s “exceptional contributions” and her “above and beyond advocacy for her clients.” Congratulations Florencia!

2020-09-23T13:55:41+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Awards, Firm News|

How Sexual Predator Dr. Robert Anderson Survived Firing Despite Early Allegations he Abused Male Students

New testimony reveals Anderson was protected and retained, putting him in position to molest hundreds if not thousands of additional students and athletes over the next 24 years As reported by The Detroit News, new documents and testimony have emerged from a recent deposition in the sexual abuse litigation against the University of Michigan and the

2020-09-22T11:34:02+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Sexual Abuse|

AbbVie Agrees to $24 Million Settlement with California Department of Insurance and Whistleblower Over Humira Marketing Fraud

Lawsuit alleged AbbVie pharmaceutical company committed fraud in promotion of blockbuster prescription drug Humira The California Department of Insurance has announced a settlement agreement with AbbVie Inc. to resolve a lawsuit alleging the pharmaceutical giant violated the California Insurance Frauds Prevention Act (Act) by providing kickbacks to healthcare providers throughout California relating to the sale of its

2020-09-21T15:37:09+00:00September 21st, 2020|Whistleblower Law|

Lieff Cabraser Files RICO, Negligence, Nuisance Lawsuit Against JUUL & Altria on Behalf of Boulder Valley (Colorado) School District for Deceptive and Misleading Youth Targeting and Devastating Injuries from JUUL E-Cigarettes

Lawsuit includes allegations that JUUL and Altria deliberately and expressly sought to develop and market the blockbuster sequel to combustible cigarettes, the “Most Successful Consumer Product of All Time” September 15, 2020, Denver, Colorado—(BUSINESSWIRE)—Lieff Cabraser announces that it has filed a federal lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Colorado against JUUL and Altria on behalf

2020-09-18T12:33:56+00:00September 18th, 2020|Personal Injury, Tobacco Litigation|