Federal Court in Texas Requires All Voters and Poll Workers to Wear Masks at the Polls

Texas Governor’s Exemption for Polling Places From the Statewide Mask Mandate is Declared ‘Invalid and Void’ – Voting Rights Advocates Celebrate ‘Major Victory for Democracy’ SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – A federal court in San Antonio, Texas issued a ruling last night requiring that all voters, poll workers, and poll watchers wear masks at the polls

2020-10-28T09:56:06+00:00October 28th, 2020|Public Good|

Voting Rights Groups Defeat Texas Governor’s Discriminatory Voter Safety Protocol Exceptions

Federal court finds Governor’s mask exceptions at polling stations violated Voting Rights Act by imposing a discriminatory burden on non-white voters San Antonio, TX–(BUSINESSWIRE)–On October 27, 2020, U.S. District Judge Jason Pulliam issued an Order finding that Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order GA-29 exempting poll workers from health and safety mask protocols in the

2020-10-28T08:51:10+00:00October 28th, 2020|Public Good|

Judge Rules Juul and Altria Can’t Escape Majority of Plaintiffs’ Claims in Nationwide Juul E-Cigarette Fraud and Injury Litigation

As reported by Law360 (subscription), on October 23rd, 2020, U.S. District Judge William Orrick of the Northern District of California issued a ruling that plaintiffs in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Juul and Altria had adequately pled their cases, finding their public nuisance and negligence claims against the e-cigarette makers and marketers to be legitimate. Complaints against

2020-10-27T11:32:47+00:00October 27th, 2020|Personal Injury|

Lieff Cabraser’s R-23s Win 2020 “Best Lawyer Band in the Bay” Award at Annual FVAP Charity Event

We are delighted to announce that Lieff Cabraser’s in-house rockers, The R-23s, once again took the prestigious “Best Lawyer Band in the Bay” Award at last night’s virtual Banding Together to End Domestic Violence benefit for the Family Violence Appellate Project. This marks the fifth year in a row the R-23s have rocked the FVAP

2020-10-23T13:07:53+00:00October 23rd, 2020|Public Good|

Mediation Begins in University of Michigan / Dr. Robert Anderson Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

As reported by Michigan Live, mediation has begun between lawyers representing the University of Michigan and those representing victims of the late Dr. Robert E. Anderson, a former UM doctor and athletics program physician accused of sexually assaulting hundreds of student-patients over a period of three decades. The lawsuits against Anderson allege he used his

2020-10-23T10:16:08+00:00October 23rd, 2020|Sexual Abuse|

David Rudolph Speaks on California Privacy Law 2020 at Practising Law Institute

On October 21, 2020, Lieff Cabraser partner David Rudolph spoke as part of a Practising Law Institute virtual program on California Privacy Law 2020. David presented material on the “Outside Counsel Perspective” discussing key privacy litigation risks faced by companies, providing an understanding of the plaintiff perspective, and analyzing what steps companies can take to

2020-10-21T15:11:37+00:00October 21st, 2020|Firm News|

Lieff Cabraser Files Lawsuit Against JUUL & Altria on Behalf of the Yurok Tribe for Deceptive Youth Targeting and Devastating Injuries from JUUL E-Cigarettes

Lawsuit includes allegations that JUUL and Altria deliberately targeted vulnerable native populations Lieff Cabraser and its co-counsel, Zwerling Schachter & Zwerling LLP, have filed a federal lawsuit in the Northern District of California on behalf of the California Yurok Tribe against JUUL and Altria for violations of the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act

2020-10-20T08:47:44+00:00October 20th, 2020|Personal Injury, Tobacco Litigation|

Lieff Cabraser Sponsors Tennessee Innocence Project “Envision Innocence 2020” Virtual Fundraiser

On Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 12 pm CST, the Tennessee Innocence Project will host its Envision Innocence 2020 virtual fundraising event. Emceed by Emmy award winning Middle Tennessee news anchor Demetria Kalodimos, the event will feature a conversation between Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Jon Meacham and Dr. Yusef Salaam, a committed advocate and educator, focusing

2020-10-19T13:17:20+00:00October 19th, 2020|Firm News, Public Good|