Final Approval Granted to $48.95M Knorr Wabtec Railway Industry Employee No-Poach Antitrust Settlement

On August 26, 2020, Judge Joy Flowers Conti of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania granted final approval to a settlement of the labor antitrust litigation filed by Lieff Cabraser and co-counsel on behalf of railway workers who alleged an illegal scheme by Knorr and Wabtec to improperly avoid hiring each other’s employees to artificially suppress compensation and competition in the related job market.

2021-02-26T02:59:02+00:00February 23rd, 2021|News|

American Association for Justice Reports on Eleventh Circuit’s Support of $20M Tobacco Injury Case Punitive Damages Ruling

Article includes commentary from Lieff Cabraser Nashville partner Kenny Byrd, who represented the plaintiff The AAJ reports that the Eleventh Circuit has found in favor of the plaintiff in an Engle progeny tobacco injury lawsuit against cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris, holding that a punitive damages award of over $20 million was constitutionally appropriate and not

2021-05-10T23:26:03+00:00February 19th, 2021|Personal Injury, Tobacco Litigation|

PG&E Knew Months Before Deadly Camp Wildfire About Severe Wear on Metal Parts

California’s 2018 Camp wildfire destroyed the town of Paradise and killed over 80 people. As reported by ABC10, utility PG&E knew seven months prior to the fire that a 72-year-old power line had “severe wear” on its steel parts that could affect safe operation of the line. PG&E’s own internal report concluded that the line

2021-05-10T23:26:28+00:00February 19th, 2021|Fires & Burn Injuries|

Sarah London to Discuss Bellwether Developments in JUUL and TDF Cases at Upcoming CAOC Sonoma Seminar

Lieff Cabraser partner Sarah R. London will be a featured speaker at the Consumer Attorneys of California Sonoma Virtual Seminar  taking place March 19–20, 2021. On day two of the seminar (3/20), Sarah will speak during the MCLE session entitled “Trial Skills Quick Hits,” where she will discuss “Testing The Test Case: Developments in JUUL and TDF Cases.”

2021-05-10T23:27:11+00:00February 18th, 2021|Firm News|

Prisons Are Skimming Big Chunks of CARES Act Stimulus Checks

Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly Dermody talks to The Intercept about the ongoing obstacles inmates face trying to secure Covid stimulus payments Over 1.4 million incarcerated Americans won economic relief late last year after CARES Act stimulus checks for inmates (which had been denied by the Trump administration despite congressional approval) were granted following a federal

2021-05-10T23:27:48+00:00February 17th, 2021|Firm News, Public Good|

Yaman Salahi Talks to NPR About the Difficulties Inmates Face When Trying to Secure Covid Stimulus Checks

The Coronavirus pandemic has left many Americans struggling financially, especially prison inmates and their families. A large measure of economic relief came to over 1.5 million incarcerated Americans late last year after CARES Act stimulus payments for inmates (which had previously been denied) were granted following a legal challenge brought by Lieff Cabraser and the

2021-05-10T23:28:46+00:00February 9th, 2021|Firm News, Public Good|

Daniel Hutchinson Named New Chair of Lieff Cabraser’s Employment Law Practice Group

We are proud to announce that Daniel M. Hutchinson has been named Chair of the firm’s Employment Law Practice Group. Daniel has demonstrated his leadership and vision in the field of employment law by litigating and settling complex employment class actions. As a partner at Lieff Cabraser, Daniel served as lead or co-lead counsel on

2021-05-10T23:29:22+00:00February 5th, 2021|Employment Law, Firm News|

PG&E May Have Been “Criminally Reckless” Leading Up To Zogg Fire

As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, the Judge overseeing PG&E’s probation after it was found criminally liable in the 2010 San Bruno residential pipeline explosion stated that PG&E may have been “criminally reckless” in failing to cut down a pine tree prior to the 2020 Zogg wildfire that stood near the fire’s point of

2021-05-10T23:30:05+00:00February 4th, 2021|Blog, Fires & Burn Injuries|