On Thursday, April 15, 2021, Lieff Cabraser partner Sarah R. London will co-moderate a breakout session with the Honorable Samantha Jessner of the Los Angeles Superior Court on “How the Courts Can Promote Equity in the Legal Profession,” at the 2021 National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) Midyear Meeting. The session will take place on day one of the two-day virtual meeting, where topics will include: “New Ways to Address the Old Problem of Sexual Harassment in the Legal Workplace;” “The New Normal: Professional and Personally;” and “Helping Women Return to the Workforce.” [Read more…]
As reported by The NY Times, PG&E will have to answer to criminal charges for its role in a 2019 wildfire which burned 120 miles through Sonoma County, destroyed over 400 buildings and critically injured six firefighters. The court’s district attorney charged the utility company with five felonies and 28 misdemeanors in connection with the Kincade Fire. This third set of charges comes after PG&E was found guilty in 2017 for a gas pipeline explosion which killed five, and entered a guilty plea last year in 2020 for 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter for causing the 2018 Camp Wildfire. [Read more…]
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As reported by Law360 (subscription), the Supreme Court of Mississippi has ordered the consumer fraud and false advertising lawsuit filed by Lieff Cabraser and co-counsel against health-products giant Johnson & Johnson to move forward. Johnson & Johnson had argued that the lawsuit over insufficient and deceptive labeling that failed to warn consumers talc baby powder could cause ovarian cancer should be thrown out because it was preempted by federal law, but the Mississippi Supreme Court disagreed.
Lieff Cabraser partners Kelly Dermody and Anne Shaver will be speaking at the American Bar Association’s 2021 National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law Midwinter Meeting taking place April 7, 2021—April 9, 2021. Kelly and Anne serve as leaders on the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law; Kelly is the Section Chair-Elect while Anne is the Employee Vice-Chair for the Section’s 2021 Conference. Anne is also the Employee Co-Chair of the Section’s Equal Employment Opportunity Committee. [Read more…]
Plaintiffs alleged widespread gender disparities in pay, promotion within sexist culture at accounting giant
As reported by Law360 (subscription), “big four” accounting firm KPMG has agreed to pay over $10 million to settle a long-running lawsuit filed by Lieff Cabraser and co-counsel on behalf of hundreds of female Advisory and Tax professionals at KPMG accusing the company of pay and gender discrimination. [Read more…]
As reported by Law360 (subscription), on March 26, 2021, U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick of the Northern District of California issued a tentative ruling indicating he will deny all the motions to dismiss, except for certain state claims with no class representatives, in multidistrict injury and fraudulent advertising litigation against e-cigarette manufacturer Juul. Complaints in the cases against Juul allege the company deliberately and deceptively marketed its devices to addict underage teens to nicotine, in the process unleashing a nationwide youth vaping epidemic. [Read more…]
Law360 has named Lieff Cabraser partner Brendan Glackin a “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar” for 2021. The publication selected 11 plaintiffs’ attorneys, “heavyweights in the fields of antitrust, securities and class action law…as well as champions of diverse legal theories holding corporations accountable and protecting the rights of consumers.” [Read more…]
As leading advocates for client restaurants and bars seeking to recover unpaid insurance monies, Lieff Cabraser is gratified to announce that as part of the country’s new stimulus package, the SBA (Small Business Administration) is likely to open up Restaurant Revitalization Fund grant applications within the next few weeks.
The Small Business Administration is expected to open up Restaurant Revitalization Fund grant applications within weeks of President Biden signing the new stimulus package into law. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan March 17th, 2021, and the President is expected to sign the bill by Friday 3/19. In a press conference, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D- Or.) announced that, “this is the start of the great American restaurant recovery.” [Read more…]
As reported by the Los Angeles Times, in a momentous decision the California Supreme Court has ruled that it is unconstitutional to require defendants to remain behind bars because they cannot afford to post bail pending their trial. The new ruling would allow defendants to be set free, as long as they pose little risk of harming others or failing to return to court [Read more…]
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (March 24, 2021) – The law firm of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP announces that class action litigation has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired the securities of Lordstown Motors Corp. (“Lordstown” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: RIDE; RIDEW) between August 3, 2020 and March 17, 2021, inclusive (the “Class Period”). [Read more…]
The Zogg Fire burned over 88 square miles, killed four people and destroyed over 200 buildings last year in September and October was ignited by contact with PG&E power lines and tree branches, a state report has concluded. [Read more…]
As reported by law360, AbbVie Inc.’ motion to have a single judge rule over a pair of fraud cases in which the pharmaceutical company allegedly illegally marketed its drug Humira has been denied [Read more…]
As reported by Law360 (subscription), on March 18, 2021, Lieff Cabraser and The Equal Justice Society filed an amicus brief in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of a coalition of civil rights groups, law school professors and other scholars in support of a Black former hospital worker’s race bias suit. In the brief, the amici argue that even a single use of the N-word “annihilates the well-being” of its target and constitutes discrimination. [Read more…]
As part of an in-depth piece on pay equity, The Verge focused on former Microsoft engineer Katie Moussouris, who sued the software giant for pay discrimination. When that lawsuit stalled, Moussouris began dedicating her career to closing the enormous gender pay gap in the tech industry. [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser announces that class action litigation has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired the securities of Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (“Velodyne” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: VLDR; VLDRW) between November 9, 2020 and February 19, 2021, inclusive (the “Class Period”).
If you purchased or otherwise acquired Velodyne securities during the Class Period, you may move the Court for appointment as lead plaintiff by no later than May 3, 2021. A lead plaintiff is a representative party who acts on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. Your share of any recovery in the actions will not be affected by your decision of whether to seek appointment as lead plaintiff. You may retain Lieff Cabraser, or other attorneys, as your counsel in the action. [Read more…]
Plaintiff lawyers in ComEd class action lawsuit point to multiple millions thieved in Madigan bribery scheme
In the wake of Commonwealth Edison’s attempt to get the massive class action lawsuit over its bribery of a powerful Illinois lawmaker dismissed, plaintiffs have filed a brief in federal court asking a judge to deny the utility’s effort to have the case thrown out. [Read more…]