Lieff Cabraser Civil Justice Blog

FDA Orders Medical Device Manufacturers to Stop Selling Transvaginal Mesh Surgical Products

FDA Orders Medical Device Manufacturers to Stop Selling Transvaginal Mesh Surgical Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered Boston Scientific and Coloplast medical device companies to stop selling trans vaginal mesh, also known as pelvic mesh or bladder sling, products used for the transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. [Read more…]

HCSG INVESTORS ALERT: Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against Healthcare Services Group, Inc.

HCSG INVESTORS ALERT: Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against Healthcare Services Group, Inc.

Lieff Cabraser announces that class action litigation has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired the securities of Healthcares Service Group, Inc. (“Healthcare Services Group” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: HCSG) between April 11, 2017 and March 4, 2019, inclusive (the “Class Period”). [Read more…]

NTNX INVESTORS ALERT: Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against Nutanix, Inc.

Nutanix Securities

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (April 12, 2019) – 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 Nutanix, Inc. (“Nutanix” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: NTNX) between March 2, 2018 and February 28, 2019, inclusive (the “Class Period”). [Read more…]

New Film ‘When Rules Don’t Apply’ Spotlights Successful Antitrust Challenges to Illegal High-Tech Labor Practices

When Rules Don’t Apply Film

Half-hour film includes commentary from Lieff Cabraser Antitrust & Employment Law partner Dean Harvey on the civil Apple/Google/Intel et al. lawsuit initiated by our firm

In the wake of the successful and precedent-setting lawsuit against numerous tech giants of Silicon Valley, David Donnenfield of Full Frame Productions and Kevin White of Filmmakers Collaborative SF have released “When Rules Don’t Apply,” a new short film highlighting the pivotal legal antitrust actions brought by Lieff Cabraser and its co-counsel against Google, Apple, eBay and other major hi-tech players over the illegal suppression of employee wages and restrictions on employee mobility. [Read more…]

7th Annual Law Rocks Featuring Lieff Cabraser’s R23s is Fast Approaching

7th Annual Law Rocks

Law Rocks Global Seventh Annual Law Rocks San Francisco rock and roll extravaganza is coming up on April 25, 2019. The event will take place at The Chapel in San Francisco and features seven bands composed of local legal professionals in a “Battle of the Bands” benefit for area nonprofits. Lieff Cabraser’s band, The R-23s, will be one of the bands performing at the concert, participating in support of the nonprofit The Arc of the East Bay, whose mission is to provide advocacy, support, and education to individuals and families living in East Bay communities who are affected by intellectual and developmental disabilities. [Read more…]

New York AG Sues Private Stem Cell Clinic for Injury and Fraud

Stem Cells

Attorney General sues on behalf of injured patients over “reckless” conduct, “egregious” injuries from wildly expensive treatments

Last week, New York State Attorney General Letitita James sued Park Avenue Stem Cell, a private NYC clinic, for allegedly injuring and defrauding patients. Attorney General James is one of many state and federal regulators scrutinizing a growing field of private clinics and their affiliates that represent — recklessly and without full information — to prospective patients that a variety of illnesses can be reversed or made more tolerable by very expensive stem cell injections. [Read more…]

CAG INVESTORS ALERT: Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against Conagra Brands, Inc.

Conagra Securities

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 Conagra Brands, Inc.  (“Conagra” or the “Company”) (NYSE: CAG) between June 27, 2018 and December 19, 2018, inclusive (the “Class Period”), including purchasers in Conagra’s  secondary public offering of common stock (the “Offering”) on or about October 9, 2018. [Read more…]

California Federal Judge Rules DIRECTV Cannot Avoid Robocall Lawsuit

California Federal Judge Rules DIRECTV Cannot Avoid Robocall Lawsuit

As reported by Bloomberg Law (subscription), on Friday March 29, 2019, U.S. District Judge Dolly M. Gee of the Central District of California certified two proposed plaintiff classes in a federal lawsuit against DIRECTV over allegations the company violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) by directing debt collection companies to make unwanted telemarketing phone calls to consumers on their behalf. The Court found that questions common to all class members outweigh any individualized questions of possible consent to the calls. [Read more…]

American Association for Justice Releases Video in Support of FAIR Act Aimed at Eliminating Forced Arbitration in Employment Contracts

American Association for Justice Releases Video in Support of FAIR Act

Early this year, democratic lawmakers announced a new bill aimed at ending the practice of forced arbitration in employment contracts. The Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (“FAIR”) Act seeks to end the use of mandatory arbitration clauses, which are often inserted into workers’ contracts to require that they waive their right to sue their employers in a real court. With their right to sue waived, employees complaints instead are directed to a private system funded by employers where employers are seen to gain the upper hand in job-related disputes. [Read more…]

Kelly M. Dermody Comments on New Federal Paycheck Fairness Act

Kelly Dermody Comments on New Federal Paycheck Fairness Act

As reported in the Daily Journal (subscription), on Wednesday March 27, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a new bill called the federal Paycheck Fairness Act, aimed at giving mistreated employees more effective tools to assert their rights by expanding sex discrimination class actions, damages assessments therein, and company reporting requirements. [Read more…]

Michael Sobol Shares 2019 California Lawyer of the Year Award for Anthem Data Breach Litigation

Michael Sobol Shares 2019 California Lawyer of the Year Award for Anthem Data Breach Litigation

The editorial staff of the California Daily Journal have named Lieff Cabraser partner Michael W. Sobol, along with Eric Gibbs of the Gibbs Law Group and Eve Cervantez of Altshuler Berzon, as 2019 California Lawyer of the Year award recipients for their work on the In re Anthem Data Breach Litigation. The annual CLAY Awards are considered by the California legal community as one of the most prestigious awards, given to “outstanding attorneys whose extraordinary work has had a major impact on the law.” [Read more…]

Arbitration Barred for Parent Co. in Pacific Fertility Clinic Destroyed Embryos Litigation

Arbitration Barred for Parent Co. in Pacific Fertility Clinic Destroyed Embryos Litigation

As reported by Law360 (subscription), U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley of the Northern District has ruled that claims against Pacific Fertility Clinic’s parent company, Prelude Fertility Inc., over eggs and embryos destroyed after a cryogenic tank failure cannot be resolved in arbitration. Those claims will instead get a full hearing in an open and public court of law. [Read more…]

STMP INVESTORS ALERT: Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against Stamps.com

Stamps.com Investor Alert

Lieff Cabraser announces that class action litigation has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired the securities of Stamps.com, Inc. (“Stamps” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: STMP) between May 3, 2017 and February 21, 2019, inclusive (the “Class Period”).

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INGN INVESTORS ALERT: Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against Inogen, Inc.

Inogen Securities Blog

Lieff Cabraser announces that class action litigation has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired the securities of Inogen, Inc. (“Inogen” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: INGN) between November 8, 2017 and February 26, 2019, inclusive (the “Class Period”). [Read more…]

Retired Fort Campbell Infantry Soldier Sues 3M Over “Combat Arms” Earplugs Hearing Damage

3M Defective Earplugs Lawsuit

Lieff Cabraser Partner Mark Chalos Talks to NPR about the growing 3M defective ear plug injury lawsuits

On March 25, 2019, National Public Radio (NPR) interviewed Lieff Cabraser Nashville partner Mark P. Chalos about the growing number of lawsuits filed against 3M over the company’s 10+ year provision of allegedly defective combat ear plugs to men and women serving in the US military. Complaints in the lawsuits by military and ex-military personnel, including large numbers of service men and women from Clarksville’s Fort Campbell and numerous other Tennessee areas including Memphis allege the ear plugs, distributed between 2002 and 2015, were too short for proper insertion into users’ ears, putting users at risk for permanent hearing loss, hearing impairment, and debilitating tinnitus.  According to NPR, “service members used the specially-designed earplugs at firing ranges and while driving in noisy military vehicles. One end was supposed to muffle all sound and the other would block only the loudest concussions.” [Read more…]

Judge Gives Preliminary Approval to $5M Proposed Settlement in Nationwide Insurance Robocall Class Action

Robocall

As reported by Law360, a federal judge has preliminarily approved a $5 million settlement in the class action alleging that Nationwide Mutual Insurance violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by sending harassing repeat auto-dialer calls, texts, and voice messages to consumers without their consent. [Read more…]