Judge Grants Final Approval to Settlement for Plaintiffs in Class Action Labor Antitrust “No-Poach” Lawsuit Against Duke University

This case on behalf of non-medical faculty follows Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP’s successful similar action against Duke on behalf of medical faculty that led to a $54.5 million settlement in 2019 A federal judge in North Carolina on Monday issued an order granting final approval to a settlement in the class action labor/antitrust “no-poach” lawsuit

2021-09-01T19:23:51+00:00August 31st, 2021|Antitrust, Employment Law|

Carnival Ignored Warnings From Doctor Aboard the Grand Princess

The Financial Times reports that Carnival Corporation ignored warnings about flu-like symptoms showing up in cruise ship passengers when their own ships’ doctor reported them back in February of 2020. Dr. Nadia Nair, the senior physician aboard the Grand Princess, described an outbreak of influenza-like symptoms to the cruise line’s management team, yet no additional

2021-08-31T20:40:06+00:00August 31st, 2021|Personal Injury|

Bank of the Internet (BOFI) Securities Fraud Lawsuit Plaintiffs Win Class Certification in 7-Year-Old Case

As reported by Law360, U.S. District Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel has granted certification to a class of investors represented by Lieff Cabraser who sued BofI federal bank in 2015 for alleged securities fraud which led to the company’s stock plummeting 47%. Investors in BofI, now known as Axos Bank, asserted that confidential witnesses would testify

2021-10-04T22:45:45+00:00August 24th, 2021|Securities Fraud|

Twenty-Three Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Recognized as Lawdragon “500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers” for 2021

Lawdragon legal magazine has published its list of “500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers” for 2021, outstanding lawyers who specialize “in representing plaintiffs in securities and other business litigation, antitrust, whistleblower claims and increasingly complex financial litigation and data privacy invasions.”

2021-08-20T17:53:45+00:00August 19th, 2021|Awards, Firm News|

Susanville, once a refuge for other fire-threatened towns, now finds its 15,000 residents threatened by expanding Dixie Fire

Already the second-largest wildfire in California recorded history, despite the best efforts of thousands of firefighters the Dixie Fire grew another 40,000 acres overnight and now threatens the town of Susanville. With a population of 15,000, Susanville would be the largest community yet to fall to the Dixie Fire. We are committed to

2021-09-01T15:19:47+00:00August 18th, 2021|Environmental Law, Fires & Burn Injuries|

540,000 Acres, 1,210 Buildings Destroyed by Dixie Fire, 2nd Largest in California History

The Dixie Fire, now 31% contained, has expanded to a staggering 540,000 acres in size. It has destroyed 1,120 buildings, plus minor structures, and damaged many more. Over 16,000 buildings remain threatened. Our firm continues its efforts to get information and support to injured and evacuating Californians from the four directly affected counties --

2021-08-19T00:12:13+00:00August 12th, 2021|Environmental Law, Fires & Burn Injuries|

Illinois Appellate Panel Upholds Decision to Deny Hyatt Hotel Corp’s Attempts to Dismiss International Sexual Assault Claims

As reported by Law360 (subscription), an Illinois state appellate panel has upheld an earlier decision by a trial judge to deny Hyatt Hotel Corp’s attempt to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Lieff Cabraser and co-counsel on behalf of woman who alleges she was sexually assaulted during her stay at Grand Hyatt Istanbul. The panel said

2021-08-11T18:51:00+00:00August 11th, 2021|Sexual Abuse|

Counsel for Sexual Abuse Victims in UM/Anderson Class Action Lawsuit File Response to UM’s Attempt to Dismiss the Case

As reported by The Michigan Daily, plaintiffs’ counsel in the ongoing class action lawsuit against the University of Michigan for its handling of allegations of sexual abuse against late former doctor and athletics program physician Robert Anderson have filed a response to the University’s motion to have the lawsuit dismissed.

2021-08-10T16:56:08+00:00August 10th, 2021|Sexual Abuse|