California Judge Certifies Class of 11,000 Former Female Employees in Google Gender Pay Bias Lawsuit

On May 27, 2021, a California superior court judge issued an order certifying a class of nearly 11,000 former female Google workers who allege the tech giant engaged in systemic and pervasive pay and promotion discrimination against its female employees in California, at times paying women thousands of dollars less than their male counterparts. Filed

2021-05-27T23:07:38+00:00May 27th, 2021|Employment Law, Firm News|

Powerful Op-ed by University of Michigan Student: “Why I signed onto the class action lawsuit against U-M for students affected by Robert Anderson.”

The Michigan Daily has published a moving opinion piece written by University of Michigan junior Josephine Graham, who signed on to support a class action complaint recently filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan against the University of Michigan for its handling of allegations of sexual abuse against late former doctor and athletics program physician,

2021-05-24T22:55:25+00:00May 24th, 2021|Sexual Abuse|

Lexi Hazam and Sarah London Named 2021 Top Women California Lawyers by Daily Journal

The Daily Journal has published its annual listing of Top Women Lawyers in California, which includes a second-time selection for Lieff Cabraser partner Lexi J. Hazam and first-time kudos for Lieff Cabraser partner Sarah R. London. The Top Women Lawyers award recognizes “exemplary female attorney trailblazers and changemakers doing cutting-edge legal work in their field.”

2021-05-19T19:25:47+00:00May 19th, 2021|Awards, Firm News|

Small Business Administration Stops Accepting Restaurant Revitalization Fund Grant Program Applications

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) began accepting Restaurant Revitalization Fund grant applications on May 3, 2021.  Initial results indicated the launch was hugely successful: the SBA

2021-06-01T02:25:34+00:00May 18th, 2021|Public Good|

Robert J. Nelson and USF Professor Lara Bazelon Win Freedom for Falsely Accused New Orleans Man Serving 60 Years for Armed Robbery He Did Not Commit

Along with University of San Francisco Law Professor Lara Bazelon, Lieff Cabraser partner Robert J. Nelson represents Yutico Briley, who was convicted in 2013 of armed robbery, stealing $102 at gunpoint. Yutico was 19 years old at the time, and received a sentence of 60 years without the possibility of parole, so this sentence effectively

2021-05-18T18:36:29+00:00May 17th, 2021|Firm News, Public Good|

Ford ‘EcoBoost’ Engine Defect Lawsuits Consolidated in California

As reported by Law360, U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley has consolidated three proposed class actions against Ford Motor Co. into a single coordinated proceeding. The suits are all based on similar allegations that Ford’s “EcoBoost” engines have a dangerous defect which can cause complete engine failure. Judge Nunley has given the plaintiffs 45 days

2021-05-10T18:46:38+00:00May 7th, 2021|Defective Products|