California’s Elite Thacher School Removes Former Head’s Name From Campus Following Revelation of Sexual Abuse

As reported by the Los Angeles Times, The Thacher School announced Thursday, that it would remove the name of its former headmaster, Michael Mulligan, from the campus dining hall and athletic field. Mulligan led the school from 1992 to 2018. The move is a part of a series of steps taken following the release of

2021-07-30T20:26:45+00:00July 30th, 2021|Sexual Abuse|

UM Students and Victim Advocacy Experts Say Inadequate Sexual Abuse Policies Are Keeping Campus Unsafe

University of Michigan junior Josephine Graham, who signed on to support a class action complaint recently filed against the school for its handling of allegations of sexual abuse against late former doctor and athletics program physician, Robert Anderson, is urging a federal judge not to dismiss the case. The complaint is a companion to a

2021-07-29T01:00:32+00:00July 29th, 2021|Sexual Abuse|

JUUL Injury and Fraud Cases Move Forward Despite Defendants’ Latest Efforts to Dismiss

As reported by Law360 (subscription), on July 22, 2021, U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick of the Northern District of California issued an order denying the bulk of the latest wave of defendant motions to dismiss the 18 bellwether suits in multidistrict injury and fraudulent advertising litigation against e-cigarette manufacturer Juul and its part-owner Altria. The

2021-07-26T20:10:35+00:00July 26th, 2021|Consumer Fraud, Firm News, Personal Injury|

Dan Drachler Joins Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Seattle attorney Dan Drachler has joined the national plaintiffs’ firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP as Of Counsel. Drachler brings over 30 years’ experience representing the interests of consumers, businesses, Native American tribes, Union Health Funds, and state and local governments across a wide range of matters. He has held leadership positions

2021-07-26T17:14:01+00:00July 26th, 2021|Firm News|

Amazon Ends Use of Arbitration for Settling Customer Disputes  

Amazon notified its customers this week that it will no longer require them to resolve legal complaints with the company through arbitration. The New York Times reports that legal experts are deeming this a major win for consumers, as it reflects a significant retreat from a near-ubiquitous strategy that often helps companies avoid liability. Arbitration

2021-07-23T23:34:35+00:00July 23rd, 2021|Consumer Fraud|

National Prescription Opiate Litigation Plaintiffs’ Team Named Litigators of the Week by Am Law Litigation Daily

The Am Law Litigation Daily has named Lieff Cabraser founding partner Elizabeth Cabraser and her colleagues on the negotiating team of plaintiffs’ lawyers behind the recently revamped $26 billion proposed opioid settlement as its Litigators of the Week for their role in getting the deal with Johnson & Johnson and three opioid drug distributors back on track.

2021-07-23T20:14:19+00:00July 23rd, 2021|Awards, Firm News, Prescription Drug Injuries|

Katherine Benson, Phong-Chau Nguyen, and Anne Shaver Named to Benchmark Litigation’s 2021 “40 & Under Hot List”

Benchmark Litigation, the “definitive guide to litigation firms and attorneys in the United States,” has announced this year’s Benchmark 40 & Under Hot List. The list highlights lawyers who are standouts among the top young talent in their respective litigation communities in the United States and Canada. Three Lieff Cabraser partners, Katherine L. Benson, Phong-Chau G. Nguyen, and Anne

2021-07-22T16:18:52+00:00July 22nd, 2021|Awards, Firm News|

ATHIRA SHAREHOLDERS: August 24, 2021 Filing Deadline in Class Action – Contact Lieff Cabraser

Lieff Cabraser announces that class action litigation has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired the securities of Athira Pharma, Inc. (“Athira” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: ATHA) between September 18, 2020 and June 17, 2021 (the “Class Period”), including Athira common stock  purchased pursuant or traceable to the registration statement and

2021-07-19T19:13:39+00:00July 17th, 2021|Securities Fraud|