Rachel Geman in Law360 About Ways New House Age Bias Bill May Change Workplace Discrimination Cases

Since the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act cleared the House in January 2021, Law360 (subscription) has published a feature including commentary from some of the nation’s top employment attorneys on how the bill could significantly change the way workplace discrimination cases are handled. If enacted, the bill would amend civil rights laws to treat age-related employment claims the

2021-06-28T20:45:23+00:00June 28th, 2021|Employment Law, Firm News|

Texas Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Houston Teen Sex Trafficking Victims Suing Facebook for Negligence

As reported by the Houston Chronicle, the Texas Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Houston teenage sex trafficking victims, who in three civil lawsuits against Facebook alleged they met their abusive pimps through Facebook’s messaging features. The teens sued the social media giant for negligence and product liability, claiming it failed to warn about

2021-06-28T20:18:24+00:00June 28th, 2021|Sexual Abuse|

Lieff Cabraser Partner Mark Chalos Elected President of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association

Lieff Cabraser partner Kenny Byrd re-elected to TTLA Board of Governors Nashville, TN—(BUSINESSWIRE)–We are proud to announce that Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos, Managing Partner of the firm’s Nashville office, has been elected President of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers’ Association (TTLA) after having previously served as Vice-President of the organization. Mark will serve as President-Elect for

2021-06-25T00:29:48+00:00June 25th, 2021|Firm News|

Law360 Names Kevin Budner a 2021 Rising Star in Class Action Law

We are proud to announce that Law360 has named Lieff Cabraser partner Kevin Budner a  Rising Star in Class Action Law for 2021 (subscription). Law360’s Rising Stars are attorneys “under 40 whose legal accomplishments transcend their age.” After reviewing more than 1,400 submissions, a team of editors selected 180 honorees; Kevin is one of only four class action law practitioners in the

2021-06-24T19:27:19+00:00June 24th, 2021|Awards, Firm News|

Lieff Cabraser Announces Major Race Discrimination Case by Black Surgeon Challenging Bias Against Black Doctors and a Racially Toxic Workplace at Sutter Health and Palo Alto Medical Foundation

The national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein announces the filing of a major race discrimination lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court on behalf of internationally recognized Black pediatric surgical ophthalmologist Dr. Omondi Nyong’o against Sutter Health, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group (collectively, “Sutter”).

2021-06-22T17:42:54+00:00June 22nd, 2021|Employment Law|

Lieff Cabraser Files Lawsuit Against ‘Ghost Gun’ Manufacturers On Behalf of Family of Sacramento Police Officer Shot and Killed

Lieff Cabraser has filed a negligence lawsuit in California Superior Court against 17 manufacturers of “ghost gun” components on behalf of the parents of a slain Sacramento police officer who allege that one or more of these manufacturers played a part in her death. Because of a loophole in federal gun regulations, these DIY weapons

2021-06-22T05:21:32+00:00June 21st, 2021|Personal Injury, Public Good|

Douglas Cuthbertson Talks to TIME About New Heightened Security and Privacy Concerns Surrounding the TikTok App

As reported by TIME, data privacy experts are voicing concerns over a recent change made to TikTok’s U.S. privacy policy allowing the increasingly popular media app to collect users biometric data, including “faceprints” and “voiceprints.” The change will affect over 100 million Americans who use TikTok every month.

2021-06-16T16:47:24+00:00June 16th, 2021|Digital Privacy & Data Security, Firm News|

Annika K. Martin to Discuss Civil Sexual Assault Lawsuits at Practising Law Institute

On June 23, 2021 at 1:00 pm EDT, Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin will speak as part of the Practising Law Institute virtual program, “Understanding Nuances of Civil Sexual Assault Lawsuits, Pursuing Criminal Charges and Lessons Learned.” Annika and the other program faculty will discuss lessons learned from their own civil sexual assault cases, and explore

2021-06-15T20:55:24+00:00June 14th, 2021|Firm News, Sexual Abuse|