Plaintiffs’ Counsel and Kaiser Permanente Announce $11.5 Million Equal Pay & Promotion Race Discrimination Class Action Settlement: The Settlement Provides Money Benefits and New Workplace Programs for African American Employees

San Francisco, California, [April 22, 2021] — Prominent Plaintiffs’ law firms Medina Orthwein LLP and Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP announced today that Plaintiffs have reached an agreement with Defendants Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, The Permanente Medical Group, Inc., and the Southern California Permanente Medical Group (collectively, “Kaiser Permanente”), in

2021-05-10T22:38:26+00:00April 22nd, 2021|Employment Law, Firm News|

Lieff Cabraser Named “California Plaintiff Firm of the Year” at 2021 Benchmark Litigation Awards Ceremony

Benchmark Litigation, the self-described “definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys,” held its annual U.S. awards ceremony virtually on Wednesday March 31th, where it honored recipients with its 2021 litigation awards. For the third year in a row, Lieff Cabraser was named the “California Plaintiff Firm of the Year.”

2021-05-10T22:39:49+00:00April 22nd, 2021|Awards, Firm News|

Passenger Victims Reemphasize Jury Trial Request in Carnival and Princess Cruise Lines COVID-19 Class Action Lawsuit

As reported by Law360, passengers on Princess Cruise Lines have asked a California federal court to deny Carnival Corps.’s attempt to negate their request for a jury trial. The lawsuit alleges that the companies knew that people aboard a preceding voyage had COVID-19 symptoms, yet loaded new passengers on-board regardless.

2021-05-10T22:41:21+00:00April 16th, 2021|Personal Injury|

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

As reported by Law360 (subscription), on April 13, 2021, U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick of the Northern District of California issued an order denying the second wave of defendant motions to dismiss the cases outright in multidistrict injury and fraudulent advertising litigation against e-cigarette manufacturer Juul and its part-owner Altria. The complaints allege the companies

2021-05-10T22:42:07+00:00April 14th, 2021|Consumer Fraud, Personal Injury|

Mark Chalos Talks to CBS News About Lieff Cabraser’s Lawsuit Against Carnival for Negligent Mishandling of Covid-19 Outbreak on Cruise Ships

As reported by CBS News, as the cruise industry pushes for government clearance to resume U.S. trips, a California family is among those demanding it be held accountable for its handling of the deadly Covid-19 outbreaks onboard cruise ships in early 2020. “We want it so no other families have to go through the nightmare

2021-05-10T22:43:03+00:00April 13th, 2021|Personal Injury|

Settlement Receives Final Approval in Disney/Viacom/Kiloo Child Privacy Violations Lawsuit

As reported by The New York Times, a judge has granted final approval to the settlement between Disney, Viacom, Kiloo and other gaming companies and parents who accused them of violating child privacy protection laws by collecting and selling personal identifying information of children who used their child-focused mobile apps. The lawsuits alleged the media giants

2021-05-10T22:43:47+00:00April 13th, 2021|Digital Privacy & Data Security|

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

2021-05-10T22:48:48+00:00April 8th, 2021|Firm News|