Illinois Electricity Consumers Fight ComEd Attempt to Escape from Rate Bribery 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

2021-05-10T23:15:35+00:00March 16th, 2021|Consumer Fraud|

North Carolina’s Live Oak Bank and Two Tech Spin-offs Accused of Unlawful “No-Poach” Agreement in Class Action Suit

Lieff Cabraser has filed a class action labor antitrust “no-poach” lawsuit against Live Oak Bank and its two tech spin-offs, Apiture and nCino, on behalf of a former employee of two of the companies and at least seven hundred potential class members. As reported by the Triangle Business Journal, the lawsuit alleges that Live Oak’s

2021-05-10T23:17:25+00:00March 16th, 2021|Antitrust, Employment Law|

Michelle Lamy Selected to Serve on Equal Rights Advocates’ Litigation Committee

Lieff Cabraser attorney Michelle Lamy has been selected to join the Litigation Committee of Equal Rights Advocates (ERA). ERA is one of the country’s premier legal organizations, dedicated to protecting and expanding educational and economic access and opportunities for women and girls, tackling gender-based harassment, sexual violence, and other forms of discrimination in schools and in

2021-05-10T23:18:10+00:00March 15th, 2021|Firm News|

Rachel Geman to Moderate Wage and Hour Panel at National Employment Lawyers Association Spring Seminar

Lieff Cabraser partner Rachel Geman will be moderating a panel entitled “Corporations Are Deponents, My Friend: Taking 30(b)(6) Depositions In Wage & Hour Cases” at the National Employment Lawyers Association Spring Seminar: New Issues, Creative Solutions: Emerging Issues In Wage & Hour Law taking place March 18-19, 2021.

2021-05-10T23:18:50+00:00March 15th, 2021|Employment Law, Firm News|

Costco and Other Retailers Settle Kona Coffee Class Action Advertising Fraud Lawsuit

As reported by Law360 (subscription), Costco, Marshalls and Gold Coffee Roasters have reached agreements with Hawaii’s Big Island coffee farmers to settle the class action lawsuit filed by Lieff Cabraser and co-counsel accusing them of falsely labeling ordinary coffee beans as premium “Kona” coffee. The settlement includes a $6 million payment from Gold Coffee Roasters

2021-05-10T23:20:09+00:00March 10th, 2021|Consumer Fraud|

Kelly Dermody Talks to The Washington Post About GOP Pushback Against Sending CARES Act Stimulus Checks to Inmates

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 ruled as proper following a federal lawsuit brought by Lieff Cabraser and the Equal Justice Society. As The Washington Post reports, however, in the days

2021-05-10T23:20:56+00:00March 9th, 2021|Firm News, Public Good|

Lieff Cabraser Files Brief as Counsel for Amici Curiae in Support of Plaintiff Investors in Securities Class Action Against Goldman Sachs

On March 3, 2021, Lieff Cabraser and Schnapper-Casteras PLLC filed an amicus brief in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of two former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairs, four former SEC Commissioners, and numerous other former SEC officials, all voicing support of a class of investors fighting to remain certified in a

2021-05-10T23:21:41+00:00March 5th, 2021|Amicus, Securities Fraud|