Lieff Cabraser Civil Justice Blog

Mark Chalos & Kenneth Byrd Elected to Leadership Roles in the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association

Mark Chalos & Kenneth Byrd Elected to Leadership Roles in the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association

We are proud to announce that Lieff Cabraser partners Mark P. Chalos and Kenneth S. Byrd will serve in leadership roles in the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) for the 2018-2019 year. Mark was elected Secretary of the TTLA and Treasurer of the TTLA’s Political Action Committee, “Lawyers Involved for Tennessee” (LIFT). At the same time, Kenny was re-elected to the TTLA Board of Governors. [Read more…]

“Shock, Dismay, and a Resolve to Hold USC and Dr. George Tyndall Accountable for Sexual Misconduct and Cover-Up” – A Post by Lawyer and USC Alum Annika K. Martin

USC and Dr. George Tyndall Sexual Abuse Cases

On a beautiful spring morning in 2004, on an outdoor stage in view of Tommy Trojan, I accepted my diploma from the University of Southern California’s law school. I was so proud to be a USC graduate that day, and for many days and years after that, as I used my law degree to fight for those who had been harmed by others. [Read more…]

PPG INVESTORS ALERT: Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against PPG Industries, Inc.

Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against PPG Industries, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The law firm of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP announces that class action litigation has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired the publicly traded securities of PPG Industries, Inc. (“PPG” or the “Company”) (NYSE: PPG) between April 19, 2018 and May 10, 2018, inclusive (the “Class Period”). [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against George Tyndall, M.D., and the University of Southern California for Sexual Assault, Harassment, and Other Serious Offenses

Womens Health Clinic

June 6th, 2018–BUSINESSWIRE–Lieff Cabraser and Sauder Schelkopf LLC have filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of individuals who were sexually abused, harassed, and molested by gynecologist George Tyndall, M.D. while they were students at University of Southern California (“USC”). [Read more…]

SYMC INVESTORS ALERT: Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against Symantec Corporation

Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against Symantec Corporation

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP announces that class action litigation has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired the securities of Symantec Corporation (“Symantec” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SYMC) between May 19, 2017 and May 10, 2018, inclusive (the “Class Period”). [Read more…]

PRTA INVESTORS ALERT: Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against Prothena Corporation plc

Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against Prothena Corporation plc

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The law firm of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP announces that class action litigation has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired the publicly traded securities of Prothena Corporation plc (“Prothena” or the “Company”) (NYSE: PRTA) between October 15, 2015 and April 20, 2018, inclusive (the “Class Period”). [Read more…]

Federal Court Denies Fitbit’s Motion to Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit Alleging Gross Inaccuracies and Recording Failures in PurePulse™ Heart Rate Monitors

Federal Court Denies Fitbit's Motion to Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit Alleging Gross Inaccuracies and Recording Failures in PurePulse™ Heart Rate Monitors

San Francisco, CA—On June 5, 2018, Judge James Donato of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued an order denying Fitbit’s motion to dismiss the class action lawsuit alleging that its PurePulse™-equipped devices are grossly inaccurate and frequently fail to record any heart rate at all. The lawsuit brings claims for false advertising, unfair competition, common-law fraud, fraud in the inducement, unjust enrichment, breach of express warranty, breach of implied warranties under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, and under the consumer protection statutes of California and Arizona. While the court removed plaintiff’s unjust enrichment claim, the motion to dismiss was otherwise entirely denied, subject to plaintiff’s agreement to amend the complaint to include product packaging statements and further allegations of reliance. [Read more…]

Consumers Reach Deal in Exploding Samsung Top-Loading Washers Case

Consumers Reach Deal in Exploding Samsung Top-Loading Washers Case

Consumers have reached a settlement in the multidistrict litigation against Samsung and retailers over exploding top-loading washing machines, which consumers report can vibrate and blow themselves apart. Some owners of affected machines may receive a new Samsung or other brand washing machine, rebates, or a “free in-home repair to reinforce their washers’ top.” [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser and ERA Announce Joy Kruse Gender Justice Memorial Fund

Joy Kruse Gender Justice Memorial Fund

Lieff Cabraser and Equal Rights Advocates (“ERA”) announce the creation of the Joy Kruse Gender Justice Memorial Fund. Joy was an active supporter of ERA, a San Francisco-based non-profit devoted to expanding economic and educational opportunities for women and girls. The fund, created in Joy’s memory, reflects Joy’s passion for social justice. Joy Kruse passed away on May 22, 2018, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. She leaves a community that loved her deeply, a legacy of impressive legal accomplishments, and the communities she served (including through Equal Rights Advocates) much stronger because of her dedication and leadership. [Read more…]

Dean Harvey to Speak on Anticompetitive Practices in the Labor Market at Harvard Law School

Dean Harvey to Speak on Anticompetitive Practices in the Labor Market at Harvard Law School

Lieff Cabraser partner Dean M. Harvey will be featured as a distinguished speaker at the “Unrigging the Market: Convening to Restore Competitive Labor Markets” program, taking place at Harvard Law School on June 13, 2018 from 8:30am-4:30pm ET. He will be participating in the panel titled “Anticompetitive Practices in the Labor Market.” [Read more…]