Sarah London to Moderate Breakout Session at Upcoming National Association of Women Judges Midyear Meeting

Sarah London to Moderate Breakout Session at Upcoming National Association of Women Judges Midyear Meeting

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…]

Law360 Profiles “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar” Brendan Glackin

Law360 Profiles “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar” Brendan Glackin

Law360 has published an in-depth profile of Lieff Cabraser partner Brendan P. Glackinnamed a 2021 “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…]

PG&E Must Answer Criminal Charges for 2019 Kincade Wildfire

California Wildfires

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…]

Lieff Cabraser and Co-Counsel Announce a Class Action Lawsuit for Those Who Purchased or Provided Reimbursement for the Drug Restasis®

Restasis eye drops

If You Bought or Provided Reimbursement for the Dry-Eye Disease Drug Restasis®

You Could Be Included in a Class Action Lawsuit

For more detailed information, visit: www.RestasisLitigation.com

Para conseguir una notificación en español, llame a 1-877-868-6810 o visite el sitio web: www.RestasisLitigation.com.

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Talc Plaintiffs Defeat Johnson & Johnson’s Efforts to Get Mississippi Talc Cancer Consumer Fraud Lawsuit Tossed

WRF & AH MS Supreme Court Win on FDA Cosmetics Preemption and Consumer Protection Act Scope

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.

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Lieff Cabraser Partners to Speak at ABA Annual National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law

Lieff Cabraser Partners to Speak at ABA Annual National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law

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…]

KPMG Agrees to $10M Deal To End 10-Year Gender Discrimination Suit

Goldman Sachs Gender Discrimination Case Gets Class Action Status After 13 Year Battle

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…]

Most Juul MDL Dismissal Bids from Defendants Seen as Likely to be Rejected

Juul E-Cigarette Injuries

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…]

Brendan Glackin Named a “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar” by Law360

Brendan Glackin Named a “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar” by Law360

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…]

Small Business Administration to Open Up Restaurant Revitalization Fund Grant Applications Within Next Few Weeks

Justice for Restaurants

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…]

California Supreme Court Ends Cash Bail for Those Who Can’t Afford It

California Supreme Court Ends Cash Bail for Those Who Can’t Afford It

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…]

LORDSTOWN SHAREHOLDERS: May 17, 2021 Filing Deadline in Class Action – Contact Lieff Cabraser

generic securities

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…]

Lieff Cabraser and The Equal Justice Society File Amicus Brief on Behalf of Civil Rights Groups and Scholars in Support of Hospital Worker’s Race Bias Suit

Lieff Cabraser Files Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Court Supporting the U.S. House of Representatives Efforts to Obtain Trump Financial Records

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…]

VELODYNE INVESTORS: May 3, 2021 Filing Deadline in Class Action – Contact Lieff Cabraser

generic securities

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…]

Illinois Electricity Consumers Fight ComEd Attempt to Escape from Rate Bribery Class Action

ComEd Tries to Get Court to Toss Massive Rate Fraud Class Action

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…]